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st: Re: log to the base 2

From   David Airey <>
Subject   st: Re: log to the base 2
Date   Tue, 17 Oct 2006 15:04:58 -0500

What matters here is what StataCorp thought when
choosing which functions to implement.

The point is when to stop. If another base other than
e and 10 were to be supplied, it would certainly be base 2.
However, I don't think that logs base 2 are especially
often needed in statistical work -- if they were this
would be an FAQ because many others would have the
same question as you -- and as the work-around is easy
I guess StataCorp decided to stop short.


log base 2 is used frequently if not all the time in microarray statistical analysis
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