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RE: st: Statistical Classics Archive: Stata 1.0 Manual


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: Statistical Classics Archive: Stata 1.0 Manual
Date   Wed, 12 Apr 2006 11:31:19 +0100

This was explained in Stata Journal 5(1) on p.2. 
ALL CAPS were soon realised to be A BAD IDEA. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

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
> 
> http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/sca/

> 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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