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RE: st: Statistical Classics Archive: Stata 1.0 Manual
This was explained in Stata Journal 5(1) on p.2.
ALL CAPS were soon realised to be A BAD IDEA.
Richard Williams replied to Michael Mitchell
> The first version of Stata was released in January of
> 1985. Have you
> ever wished to see what that reference manual looked like?
> Well, thanks
> to the kind folks at StataCorp, they have scanned the
> reference manual
> and kindly given us permission to post it on our web site so you can
> take a visit to the past and see the original Stata 1.0 manual. It is
> amazing to see the seeds of the current version of Stata that were
> planted in that manual. You can see a picture of the
> original Stata 1.0
> manual and view a scanned .pdf version of the documentation
> by visiting
> I appreciate UCLA doing this, but unfortunately there has obviously
> been a terrible mistake here. If you go through the manual, you see
> it consistently refers to some program called STATA. What in the
> world is that???
> Or, perhaps anyone who refers to STATA on this list is still using
> version 1.0? :)
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