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RE: st: Stata 10 is Malware (also version 11?)


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: Stata 10 is Malware (also version 11?)
Date   Mon, 9 Nov 2009 00:04:15 +0100

<>

"First:  how do I post a message on list serve?"


Replying to a continuing thread is not the way to go! See the FAQ at the
bottom of every post! Welcome to the list anyway :-)




"Second:  I need to calculate an R squared change from two panel
regressions.
What is the best way to do this?  The reviewers have asked for hierarchical
results, so I need to have incremental changes to the R square.  Is this
possible?"

Could be many things. -nestreg- comes to mind...



HTH
Martin

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Seema Pissaris
Sent: Sonntag, 8. November 2009 23:56
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: RE: st: Stata 10 is Malware (also version 11?)

Dear Chris,

I am a new user to Stata and am terribly confused.

First:  how do I post a message on list serve?
Second:  I need to calculate an R squared change from two panel regressions.
What is the best way to do this?  The reviewers have asked for hierarchical
results, so I need to have incremental changes to the R square.  Is this
possible?

Thanks so much for your help on this Sunday evening. 

Take care,
Seema


 
 
 
 
 
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Andreas School of Business, Office 207
Barry University
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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Christopher
Hajzler
Sent: Sunday, November 08, 2009 5:47 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: Stata 10 is Malware (also version 11?)

Filipa,

I'm still curious: did your students discover that they had all been
using illegal versions of the software and that this was likely
causing the problem?  And were entire variables being dropped after a
particular operation was conducted?

I'm just a little concerned that, if this type of capability is built
into the program to prevent piracy, it could accidentally occur even
on legally installed versions.  Perhaps someone with advanced computer
or programming knowledge would find the suggestion ridiculous, but I
find that several day-to-day programs often don't function as they
should (a windows user could probably guess which company's mediocre
software I'm referring to) so it is a bit disconcerting to think that
STATA might suddenly develop a "glitch" and drop part of the dataset
being used.

If it is merely dropping of variables, I suppose it should be obvious
if this were to ever happen.  But if it applies to observations as
well, the potential for a glitch to occur might be cause for concern.
It also makes me wonder if it wouldn't have been better to just design
STATA to just not work altogether when unauthorized licenses or
activation keys are used.

Best wishes,
Chris

On Sat, Nov 7, 2009 at 2:59 AM, Filipa de Castro
<filipa.castro@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Demo Crazy:
>
> I had some students having the same problem you report, some time ago,
> which took me ages to understand what was going on and was very
> unpleasant.  But once I realized what was happening (they were 3 with
> the same dropping variables problem) they had a mature reaction not
> blaming STATA for losing hours of work rather they assumed they error
> and apologized and accepted a penalty in their marking, and off
> course, moved on to use legal versions of STATA.
>
> I can´t believe you really think you could sue STATA for a pirate copy
> that does not work well.
>
> Filipa
>
>
>
>
> On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 4:46 AM, Demo Crazy <democrazy55@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > After seeing this post
> >
> > http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2008-08/msg01142.html
> >
> > I tried to install my *legal* copy of Stata 10 with one of those serials
available on the web. I found the same behaviour: random dropping of
variables.
> >
> > Therefore the original Stata itself (not version modified by others as
gus from Stata suggest) includes undocumented functions: this is definition
of MALWARE. Is it including also other undocumentd parts of code that allows
it to steal my personal data?
> >
> > I thinks that this behaviour from Stata can be sued. Just a notice
telling that this dropping has beed made because the license is not valid
would make it legal. But otherwise Stata guys are crackers, includign
malware in their product.
> >
> > Thank you a lot STata: you have finaly convinced me that I won't ever
buy a new copy of Stata and just move to other statiscal package (preferibly
open source like GNU R, but maybe SAS or another)
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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