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RE: st: AW: maximum number of characters in do file


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: AW: maximum number of characters in do file
Date   Thu, 26 Mar 2009 15:29:16 -0000

There's lots here to comment on. 

An old joke, which I know from Woody Allen, has two people grumbling: 

"The food here is terrible!" 
"And such small portions!" 

I formalise this as a 

Metacomplaint: The trouble with complaints is that they are so often contradictory. 

One gloss: Individual users sometimes ask for things they probably don't want as much as they think they do. 

Another gloss: Collectively, users may ask for quite different things, and then what is StataCorp to do? 




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