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RE: st: RE: Re: RE: Problem areas (R vs Stata)

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   RE: st: RE: Re: RE: Problem areas (R vs Stata)
Date   Mon, 29 Aug 2005 17:37:09 +0100

James Muller made several very good points on R vs Stata. 
On just one point, 

> As for the Stata GUI vs. the R GUI debate, I've never really 
> got this. 
> What Stata GUI? A few menus, a history and a variable list - 
> that's it. 
> The results menu and command input certainly don't count. R handles 
> graphical output at least as well as Stata. I personally use 
> ESS under 
> Emacs to use R, which is a slightly different kettle, but 
> even using the 
> stock GUI I don't see major difference. I think it's a good thing 
> neither Stata nor R have much in the way of a GUI - people should use 
> scripts, programs and logged input for the body of their 
> work, avoiding pointing and clicking wherever possible.

I really don't think this does justice to the dialogs!!! 


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