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Re: st: AW: Popularity of R, SAS, SPSS, Stata...

From   Austin Nichols <>
Subject   Re: st: AW: Popularity of R, SAS, SPSS, Stata...
Date   Thu, 24 Jun 2010 13:46:11 -0400

Nick Winter <> :
Reproducibility of results, for one. So you need not only the brand,
but the version etc.
E.g. search for "Stata" in

On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 1:37 PM, Nick Winter <> wrote:
> At the risk of provoking flames - can someone articulate the reason *for*
> citing the statistical software used in a book or article, especially in the
> case where only very standard statistical tools are used?  We don't, for
> example, generally cite the word processor, citation management software,
> and other computer tools used in the course of our research....
> - Nick Winter

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