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Re: st: Thanks and Amazement


From   drreg@earthlink.net
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu, statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Thanks and Amazement
Date   Tue, 22 Nov 2011 06:30:24 -0500 (GMT-05:00)

Well said.

reg jordan


-----Original Message-----
>From: Ben Hoen <bhoen@lbl.gov>
>Sent: Nov 21, 2011 3:45 PM
>To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>Subject: st: Thanks and Amazement
>
>To all Stata-listers,
>
>I just wanted to write down my thoughts regarding the Statalist, and how
>surprised/delighted/amazed I find consistently myself with the speed,
>thoroughness, and unbridled brilliance of the members of the list. I am
>forever indebted to the users who have so often graciously offered their
>advice.  This indebtedness is amplified because I am usually stoic about
>offering any advice to others (for often I either do not know the answer or
>fear the answer I would give would not be the best advice possible) and
>therefore my use of the list is primarily a one-way-street.  
>
>As a Stata user for a bit more than a year, who had not learned any
>programming language of any kind before, and who has a (potentially)
>unhealthy need to try to do things right the first time (as opposed to
>working around problems) I frankly do not know what I would do without the
>Statalist.  
>
>It is sheer delight I feel after sending off a Statalist post on a subject
>that has stumped me for the previous hours, only to find a message in the
>list-serve in 5 minutes that not only answers my question directly, but
>offers tangential advice on other commands that I might be interested in too
>(often that I did not even realize I should know).
>
>I suspect I speak for most of the users on this list when I say that
>StataCorp is extremely well served by your bright minds, and willingness to
>help out.  I, for one, am undying in my thanks to all of you.  It really is
>truly remarkable what you all do.
>
>Sincerely,
>
>Ben
>
>
>Ben Hoen
>Principal Research Associate
>Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
>Office: 845-758-1896
>Cell: 718-812-7589
>bhoen@lbl.gov
>http://eetd.lbl.gov/ea/emp/staff/hoen.html
>
>
>
>
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