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Re: st: re: SSC Activity, November 2009

From   Roy Wada <>
Subject   Re: st: re: SSC Activity, November 2009
Date   Sun, 6 Dec 2009 23:48:51 -0800

> The problem is estout. The blue ssc line for estout breaks the trend
> aroud Sep 2008, and breaks again around Jan 2009. Note that the blue
> line keeps going up while the pink line is trending down. There is no

Several more comments. Exactly what is the blue ssc line for estout
tracking? If you look up, it is tracking outreg2. Even when outreg2
has been inflated due to the recent updates, the estout numbers still
manages to track outreg2 numbers. This is a dead giveaway that the
estout has been manipulated to match the outreg2 movements.

In case anyone else thinking they will make adjustment for the repec:
there are several more series to make comparisons with. I have not
done anything fancy like detrending or triangulation or whatever they
call these things. Manipulating the download numbers is a very bad
idea. And you will get to do it for the rest of your life. The numbers
will drop as soon as you get tired or get busted by Kit.

A word of advice to people who for some reason want to get to the top
of ssc ranking. All I have seen is trouble from being on the top of
that list. Stuffs like manipulating the ranking or plagiarizing
programs is a potential career killer. I don't recommend this. It may
take several years but it will eventually come up. You will note that
I have tried to ignore this as long as possible hoping it will go away
on its own.

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