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Re: st: Software for Epidemiological, Longitudinal Data
A quick search of the New England Journal of Medicine site reveals
partly similar results:
Since July 1996:
SAS 458 articles
Stata 160 ...
SPSS 140 ...
I stress quick because I did not check each article to see if some may
have been referring to the Scandinavian Airlines or not, or a building
at MIT etc... But if one is to look a little into these numbers and
shorten the timespan to be more recent, say:
Since July 2000:
SAS 298 articles
Stata 132 ...
SPSS 100 ...
and even more recently:
Since July 2004:
SAS 107 articles
Stata 87 ...
SPSS 33 ...
Perchance evidence of Sebastian's trend??
What the hey, let's look at the last year:
Since July 2005:
SAS 55 articles
Stata 72 ...
SPSS 14 ...
Hmmm Should I have reported,
Stata 72 articles
SAS 55 ...
SPSS 14 ... ?
Ronán Conroy wrote:
On 6 Iúil 2006, at 12:44, Sebastian Baumeister wrote:
Certainly, SAS is the package that is most widespread in medicine
(at least in Europe). But Stata is becoming more and more accepted
among epidemiological/ public health researchers. Just check the
top-notch journals (as measured by the impact factor ;) ) and you
will find a lot of papers using Stata (eg, Jama, 2006,295(6):676-80).
Two minutes on the JAMA site gave the following information: in full
text articles since 1992, mention of specific statistical packages is
SAS: 974 papers
Stata: 287 papers
SPSS; 246 papers
Other packages (SPlus, Statistica, Egret, NCSS, JMP) 20 each or fewer
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