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RE: Re: Re: st: getting user-written commands presented at Stata user meetings?


From   "Ariel Linden, DrPH" <ariel.linden@gmail.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: Re: Re: st: getting user-written commands presented at Stata user meetings?
Date   Sat, 15 Jun 2013 08:41:09 -0400

Thank you Nick and Maarten. I'll accept those arguments.

Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2013 15:34:01 +0100
From: Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: Re: st: getting user-written commands presented at Stata user
meetings?

I think this has already been answered, but the most common reasons I
can recall from those meetings I've been to are very simple:

0. Programs have already been posted, e.g. on SSC, or there's an
intent to post there soon.

1. The author considers the work as very much under development.

2. The code would not be of wider use because it is too closely linked
to stuff of some kind in the programmer's environment. do-files are an
obvious example.

3. The author wishes to publish in a more formal journal before releasing
code.

Some of the habits of users' meetings go back to the first users'
meetings in London. In the early years the number of Stata programmers
was very small and many talks were on applications or were tutorial
talks. (One speaker omitted to mention Stata altogether, which was
felt to be going a bit far, so he's been banned for life.)
Nick
njcoxstata@gmail.com


On 14 June 2013 15:17, Ariel Linden, DrPH <ariel.linden@gmail.com> wrote:
> Thank you Nick and Sergiy.
>
> On the one hand, I can understand the issues you raise here with alluding
to
> the proprietary nature of the programs, however, it seems odd to me that
at
> a Stata users-meeting, the programs presented are not made available
(where
> everyone is a Stata user and would most likely want to use one or more of
> the programs presented).
>
> Ariel
>


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