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Re: st: Stata 10.1


From   Richard Williams <Richard.A.Williams.5@ND.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu, statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Stata 10.1
Date   Wed, 13 Aug 2008 20:18:04 -0500

At 06:16 PM 8/13/2008, Sergiy Radyakin wrote:
Can help be subjected to version control too?
E.g.
http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?regress
can show the current (last version) syntax of regress, while

http://www.stata.com/help7.cgi?regress
could show syntax of regress as in Version 7.

http://www.stata.com/help8.cgi?regress
could show syntax of regress as in Version 8.
I accomplish the same thing by keeping Stata 7, 8, 9 and 10 installed on my machine. Next new computer though, something may give.

Because of version control, nothing ever becomes obsolete in Stata, although things do become undocumented. For example, you have to do some hunting around to figure out that index (which I've seen in a lot of programs) is now strpos. If the online help can't document these things, it would be nice to have a place to go on the web. Maybe even just storing all the whatsnew documentation on the web would give people a fighting chance, e.g. ten years from now searching the whatsnew documentation would tell me that runiform replaced uniform on Aug 11, 2008.


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