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Re: st: Problem with seed and bootstrap

From   "Michael Blasnik" <>
To   <>
Subject   Re: st: Problem with seed and bootstrap
Date   Mon, 19 Sep 2005 10:03:41 -0400

I find that -sort, stable- can easily double the time for a sort. In most of my work, -sort- is responsible for most of the time to run my do files (most data management tasks seem to involve sorting) and when working with files with hundreds of thousands or millions of observations, I'd definitely not want to trade off that speed. I very rarely encounter the need for the -,stable- option.

Michael Blasnik

----- Original Message ----- From: "Svend Juul" <SJ@SOCI.AU.DK>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2005 8:45 AM
Subject: Re: st: Problem with seed and bootstrap


Imagine that -sort ... , stable- was the default, but that you could
avoid it with an -unstable- option. Can anybody imagine a situation
where a user would benefit from the -unstable- option?

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