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Re: st: re: SSC Activity, November 2009


From   Nick Winter <nwinter@virginia.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: re: SSC Activity, November 2009
Date   Mon, 07 Dec 2009 10:30:52 -0500

I'd love an account of why anyone should care in the least about SSC download statistics, beyond personal vanity. (Which I don't discount, or scorn--at times when I had somewhat more popular programs, I would eagerly look each month to see where they were in the rankings. But in the end, so what?)

Nick Winter

David Kantor wrote:
I am not advocating for one side or another, but I want to add the possibility that if a particular program is mentioned on this list, then possibly many readers will learn about it for the first time and decide to download it -- all within a short time interval.

--David

At 09:26 AM 12/7/2009, Nick Cox wrote:

[...]
More importantly,
there could be any number of other interpretations for surprising
changes in the series, as for example, that someone is for a short
period repeatedly running a do file that installs the latest version of
one or more packages.
[...]

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