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Re: st: New Resource for Using R with Stata

From   Maarten buis <>
Subject   Re: st: New Resource for Using R with Stata
Date   Fri, 12 Oct 2007 09:56:17 +0100 (BST)

--- Rob Kabacoff wrote:
> > > R is a free and comprehensive statistical and graphical
> > > programming language. It provides a wide range of  procedures
> > > that can enhance and extend Stata's capabilities (particularly
> > > when it comes to creating customized publication quality graphs).

--- Maarten buis wrote:
> > At various conferences I had the following conversation:
> > Q: I realy liked your graphs. You must have done them in R.
> > A: No, Stata combined with the -lean2- scheme will give you graphs 
> > that look pretty much the same as the graphs in R, and Stata
> > -twoway- graphs are as flexible as R graphs.

--- David Airey wrote:
> Today I learned you cannot rotate text outside the plot region in R  
> base graphics (like tick labels). Check plus for Stata. :)

To be fair, R can do mathematical and greek symbols in their graphs and
Stata (still?) can't (with some ASCII exceptions). 

Anyhow, in terms of graphical capabilities I think the two packages are
pretty evenly matched. The main difference is in what these packages
are designed to do: Stata is designed for doing data analysis while R
is a "statistical and graphical programming language". Fro more on this
comparison, see the comments on this post:


Maarten L. Buis
Department of Social Research Methodology
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Boelelaan 1081
1081 HV Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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