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st: Re: Forest Plot


From   Kit Baum <baum@bc.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Re: Forest Plot
Date   Thu, 20 Mar 2008 08:42:41 -0400

Sherwood Forest notwithstanding, recall that it was Birnham Wood that came to Dunsinane! I believe that "wood' is a synonym for 'forest' in the Queen's English, whereas the former colonists would be more likely to speak of 'the woods'.


Kit Baum, Boston College Economics and DIW Berlin
http://ideas.repec.org/e/pba1.html
An Introduction to Modern Econometrics Using Stata:
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On Mar 20, 2008, at 02:33 , statalist-digest wrote:


The British form (as per Nick and Lewis & Clark, 2001) almost turns that on its ear... seeing the wood (i.e., the interior of the tree in Americanese) rather than the tree itself.

Now, had Nick said "woods" (with an "s", which would reasonably equate to forest in Americanese) then the simile works better... the plot helps us see the forest despite the trees!
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