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"Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de> |

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<statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

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AW: st: RE: (New) Popularity of R, SAS, SPSS, Stata... |

Date |
Tue, 29 Jun 2010 13:11:38 +0200 |

<> "(The number of list and digest subscribers is currently about equal, so it's clear that Bob counted list but not digest, or perhaps vice versa.)" Admittedly, I contributed mightily to the confusion, as I let Bob know the numbers in two separate posts back in the day. http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2010-06/msg01140.html http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2010-06/msg01143.html I wrote to Bob a couple of hours ago to alert him to the problem. HTH Martin -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht----- Von: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von Nick Cox Gesendet: Dienstag, 29. Juni 2010 13:06 An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Betreff: RE: st: RE: (New) Popularity of R, SAS, SPSS, Stata... Whether the bug is Bob's or Google's, it's stochastic for me. Sometimes I get through, sometimes I don't. (Experience on quite different machines.) Having read it just now, I have two comments: 1. This document repeats a misconception already corrected publicly <http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/lwgate/STATALIST/archives/statalist .1006/date/article-1172.html> -- namely that SSC downloads are in some sense equivalent to Stata downloads. Downloads from Stata's own website and from user-maintained sites other than SSC are not included in SSC data. I don't have any figures for Bob, but I am confident that SSC data alone greatly underestimate download activity. You only have to realise that all -update-s are excluded to see that. Of course, SSC data are of interest in their own right, but at best they are a proxy for Stata activity in total. 2. statalist and statalist-digest are managed separately. I just did a count, and got 3696 members as a total. I checked and found only 48 people sad or keen enough to subscribe to the list and the digest. Thus the number of Statalist subscribers is currently above 3600. (The number of list and digest subscribers is currently about equal, so it's clear that Bob counted list but not digest, or perhaps vice versa.) Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk Muenchen, Robert A (Bob) Nick Cox >But the third time didn't work. Sorry, but there it is. I've heard from a few people who say they have trouble. I've hit it here from several computers, browsers, etc. I've personally only seen this happen once, a couple of months ago. I suspect a Google Sites bug. -Bob * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**References**:**st: (New) Popularity of R, SAS, SPSS, Stata...***From:*"Muenchen, Robert A (Bob)" <muenchen@utk.edu>

**st: RE: (New) Popularity of R, SAS, SPSS, Stata...***From:*"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

**Re: st: RE: (New) Popularity of R, SAS, SPSS, Stata...***From:*Jeph Herrin <junk@spandrel.net>

**RE: st: RE: (New) Popularity of R, SAS, SPSS, Stata...***From:*"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

**RE: st: RE: (New) Popularity of R, SAS, SPSS, Stata...***From:*"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

**RE: st: RE: (New) Popularity of R, SAS, SPSS, Stata...***From:*"Muenchen, Robert A (Bob)" <muenchen@utk.edu>

**RE: st: RE: (New) Popularity of R, SAS, SPSS, Stata...***From:*"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

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