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From   "Feiveson, Alan H. \(JSC-SK311\)" <alan.h.feiveson@nasa.gov>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: STATA verses Stata
Date   Wed, 1 Nov 2006 15:13:06 -0600

As a general rule,all caps suggests an achronym, so that STATA might
stand for something like "Straight thorough analysis thrills all". It
appears that most corporate names, even if made up, are not in all caps
- e.g. "Microsoft".

Al F.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of White, Justin
Sent: Wednesday, November 01, 2006 2:58 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: STATA verses Stata

This is just a curiosity of mine and I may be inviting the wrath of Dr
Cox (I always seemed to get "ripped a new one" when I post even though
he tries to be as polite as possible), but according to the FAQS,
"Stata" should not be spelled with all caps.  My question is why it
matters if it is spelled STATA or Stata.

Again, this is just a curiosity of mine.



Justin White

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Nick Cox
Sent: Wednesday, November 01, 2006 3:48 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: RE: st: Is Stata 9 really faster than stata 7?

Absolutely no attachments, please. 

The "no attachments" rule is explained in the FAQ (and the spelling
"Stata"). 

When you joined the list, you were explicitly asked to read the FAQ
_before_ posting. Each posting distributed to the list carries a
reminder of the location of the FAQ. Once more, please read the FAQ! 
It is really is in your best interests if you wish to get and keep the
good will of regular members of the list. 

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

Shourun Guo

> It seems that I couldn't send message with attachement to statalist. 
> If anyone has interest to comapre, I can email my data (Stata 7
> format) to your
> email. Just let me know. My computer is a Compaq with AMD XP
> 2000+ 1.67 Ghz,
> 768 MB of RAM, Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack 2. 
> STATA version:
> 7.0 and 9.2 respectively. In Stata 9, I used -timer- to measure time. 
> In stata 7, I manually measured the time (-timer- is not there in 
> STATA 7).

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