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Re: RE: st: Stata 10.1


From   wgould@stata.com (William Gould, StataCorp LP)
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: RE: st: Stata 10.1
Date   Thu, 14 Aug 2008 14:08:50 -0500

Concerning Stata history, Sergiy Radyakin <serjradyakin@gmail.com> asks,

> How about the -menu- command mentioned earlier?
> Is it "window menu ...." now? or is it "wmenu"?

Neither.  -db-, maybe, in that parts of -db- resumble -menu- in intent, 
but -db- shares no code or even underyling ideas with -menu-, except 
one:  Filling in a form resulted in the creation of a Stata command, 
which command was shown and executed.

-menu- was an early GUI system for Stata, its design based on IBM 3270 
display technology, which is to say, fill-in-the-blank, static forms.

-- Bill
wgould@stata.com
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