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Re: st: Stata and biology/biomedical sciences

From   Maarten buis <>
Subject   Re: st: Stata and biology/biomedical sciences
Date   Wed, 16 Jul 2008 17:53:25 +0100 (BST)

--- David Airey <david.airey@Vanderbilt.Edu> wrote:
> Is it my mistaken impression or is Stata becoming mostly an  
> environment used by econometricians and social scientists, whereas as
> R is used more by biologists? Or is it just that Stata is very
> popular with these groups and healthy with others, etc. The user
> meeting has no talks from biologists who use quantitative methods. I
> am not saying that Stata's capabilities prevent use by biologists
> needing stats at all, just noting the majority of talks seem to be
> from econometricians or social scientists.

There was a very strong biomed precense at the last Nordic and Baltic
Stata Users Group meeting, particularly in the satelite meeting
preceding it, and there were also a couple at the last two London
meetings. So maybe the popularity of Stata differs not only by
discipline, but also by location. Maybe the lonely geographer on this
list could comment on the latter?

-- Maarten

Maarten L. Buis
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