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st: RE: Re: student Stata

From   "Sayer, Bryan" <>
To   "''" <>
Subject   st: RE: Re: student Stata
Date   Thu, 13 Feb 2003 12:25:08 -0500

Oh?  We get the entire SAS suite (which is, in many ways, significantly more
extensive than Stata) for $50 per year, academic pricing.  Perhaps pricing
at BC is much worse.  Which is no comment about the value of Stata in its on
right, just vis-a-vis other vendors' offerings.

Bryan Sayer
Statistician, SSS Inc.

-----Original Message-----
From: baum []
Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2003 10:28 AM
Subject: st: Re: student Stata

--On Thursday, February 13, 2003 2:33 -0500 Al wrote:

>  A
> student can get a copy of Stata for a class, and use it happily for as
> long as the hardware & OS keep supporting it (one really big reason to
> have students learn stats with Stata).

Not any longer, if the student takes advantage of the great prices of the 
Stata GradPlan. The prices for 8 have come _down_ from 7, but they now are 
1-year licenses. A student does have the option (at about a 45% premium) of 
buying the perpetual license. As an economist (and a GradPlan coordinator) 
I have no problem recommending the one-year license to students (although I 
would, in the interests of full disclosure, like to know what the annual 
renewal fee will be. But those details can be discussed with StataCorp 
off-list. Even with the new pricing strategy, the fact that you can get 
_all_ of Stata's functionality (and access to all of Nick Cox' exclusive 
Stata 8 creations!) for the low price on offer is a tremendous deal 
vis-a-vis other vendors' offerings.

Christopher F Baum, Boston College Economics, Chestnut Hill MA 02467 USA                    
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