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RE: st: Re: insheet multi threading


From   "Schaffer, Mark E" <M.E.Schaffer@hw.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: Re: insheet multi threading
Date   Mon, 2 May 2011 16:16:13 +0100

Well ... I took Argyn's statement to be a bit of poetic licence.  The unpoetic way of asking the question is: -insheet- and -infile- are commonly used commands (at least judging by how often they show up on Statalist in one way or another); can they be parallelised?  Seems like a reasonable and Statalist-worthy question.

--Mark

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu 
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of 
> Maarten buis
> Sent: 02 May 2011 16:06
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: Re: st: Re: insheet multi threading
> 
> --- Argyn Kuketayev wrote:
> > I'm sure everyone does it daily: read CSV files. 
> 
> This is statement that is very easy to falsify: it only needs 
> one Stata user who does not do it daily. I am such a Stata 
> user: I use Stata often and I have been doing so for some 
> time, and over the last 8 years or so that I have used Stata 
> I can remember only three or four instances that I have read 
> a CSV file.
> 
> I am not trying to be mean --- well, actually I am, but that 
> is not the point --- the point is that we often tend to 
> generalize our experience to the rest of the world. 
> Even in the very homogenous group of Stata users or the even 
> more homogenous group of statalist subscribers, that is 
> usually not the case. People use Stata in surprisingly 
> different ways, so what is very important to you can easily 
> be completely irrelevant to others. So I would be very 
> careful when making such statements and check with different 
> people from different disciplines and industries before 
> making such claims.
> The easier alternative is to just not make such statements.
> 
> -- Maarten
> 
>  
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