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st: RE: basic feature requests


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: basic feature requests
Date   Thu, 7 Feb 2008 14:47:38 -0000

A metacomment: StataCorp tend not to say yes or no to such requests, but
they do read and think about them carefully. 

For myself, I understand what 1) and 2) imply in broad terms, but 3) is
not at all clear. 

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of David Airey
Sent: 07 February 2008 14:38
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: basic feature requests

.

I'm growing my list. :)

(1) support for factors throughout Stata instead of xi

I feel this is a useful convenience feature. It is present is the  
other packages like SAS and R.

(2) support for unicode

Note that SPSS 16 had added this, along with a JAVA interface, Python  
scripting, and R plug ins. How many times have people asked for  
special characters in graphics? Stata graphics are the best on the  
market, except for this feature.

(3) robust reporting capability

Splus 8 from Insightful Corp has added an independent clinical trials  
analysis and reporting module completely conversant with SAS macros if  
needed. Duck and cover SAS.


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