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From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   AW: AW: st: AW: Popularity of R, SAS, SPSS, Stata...
Date   Sun, 20 Jun 2010 18:13:39 +0200

<> 

" Some "subscribers" are actually distributors who forward the messages on 
the list."



True! But could this effect also be there in the case of mailing lists for
Stata`s competitors (so that it cancels out for Bob`s purposes)?



HTH
Martin


-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von Marcello Pagano
Gesendet: Sonntag, 20. Juni 2010 18:10
An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Betreff: Re: AW: st: AW: Popularity of R, SAS, SPSS, Stata...

Some "subscribers" are actually distributors who forward the messages on 
the list.

m.p.

On 6/20/2010 12:02 PM, Martin Weiss wrote:
>
> <>
>
>
> So the digest seems to boast 1,845 subscribers at the moment.
>
>
>
> HTH
> Martin
>
>
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von Martin Weiss
> Gesendet: Sonntag, 20. Juni 2010 17:57
> An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Betreff: AW: st: AW: Popularity of R, SAS, SPSS, Stata...
>
>
> <>
>
>
> " Do
> you know where on Statalist it shows the number of subscribers?"
>
>
> Send "who Statalist" in the body of an email to
> majordomo@hsphsun2.harvard.edu while being a subscriber. The result at
this
> point in time is 1,847 for the real thing, the digest should have a
similar
> number. Also note my own research on similar questions at
> http://www.stata.com/meeting/dcconf09/dc09_weiss.pdf
>
>
>
>
> HTH
> Martin
>
>
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von Muenchen,
> Robert A (Bob)
> Gesendet: Sonntag, 20. Juni 2010 17:45
> An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Betreff: RE: st: AW: Popularity of R, SAS, SPSS, Stata...
>
>> If researchers publishing papers with data analysis were required to
>> indicate their package, that would help quite a bit. I searched Google
>> Scholar for Stata, SAS and SPSS, constraining the publication year to
>> 2009, and got 32900, 175000 and 44800.
>
> I tried Google Scholar but had a tough time getting consistent results.
> While "R" is not at all helpful, people are supposed to cite it and I
> searched for that. But doing it various ways, people were very
> inconsistent. The more consistent methods drew my time away from that.
> However, it has been over a year since I tried that method so I should
> have another go at it.
>
>> Each software is idiosyncratic:
>> should you give a link to www.sas.com or support.sas.com? should you
>> give a link to www.stata.com or to SSC?
>
> I really like this idea. I tried to pick the most dominant link, so each
> would be shown in the best possible light. That usually turned out to be
> the main company link while there could be a more specific product link
> (e.g. SPSS.COM rather than the page for SPSS Statistics, which is one
> piece of many), but I did not think of looking at the support links.
> I'll do that&  see if it's higher.
>
>> And since R does not have
>> support in the sense the commercial vendors do, [R-help] is the only
>> source of support, and the number of subscribers to [R-help] should be
>> compared to the sum of the number subscribers to Statalist and the
>> number of people who contacted Stata tech-support@.
>
> Thanks for reminding me of this. I did start down this road months ago.
> Some listservs made total subscribers easy to find. Others didn't. Do
> you know where on Statalist it shows the number of subscribers?
>
> I suspect I'll have a hard time getting the monthly phone call numbers
> from the vendors, but it can't hurt to ask. Statacorp folks are probably
> reading this. Any chance of that?
>
> Thanks!
> Bob
>
>>
>> --
>> Stas Kolenikov, also found at http://stas.kolenikov.name
>> Small print: I use this email account for mailing lists only.
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