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RE: st: Another manual idea

From   Leonelo Bautista <>
Subject   RE: st: Another manual idea
Date   Tue, 18 Nov 2003 09:15:15 -0600

cost PDF edition of Stata 7 Manuals. Also, Stata Corporation may want to
consider making previous releases of Stata available at low cost, at
least to academic programs in developing countries. Most students and
many faculty in these programs can not afford Stata 8. This could make
sense because the marked value of older versions of Stata must be low,
and the use of Stata would disseminate. Besides, people who are
satisfied with a good product, such as Stata, are likely to remain a
costumer and, given the opportunity will move to more recent releases of
Stata, instead of trying new software. Many academic programs in
developing countries could benefit from such a program. 

Leonelo E. Bautista, MD, DrPH
Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin Medical School
Population Health Sciences
610 Walnut Street, 703 WARF
Madison, WI 53726-2397
Phone: (608)265-6176
Fax: (608)263-2820

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Clive
Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2003 3:24 AM
Subject: Re: st: Another manual idea

Not a  bad idea at all, if the v7 and v8 manuals are generally
congruent... :)


> Statalisters
> Has Stata Corp considered releasing version 7 manuals at little or no
> cost?  Perhaps pdf manuals could be provided to anyone with a valid
> Stata7 or Stata8 license.  I would guess that the commercial value of
> Stata7 manuals today must be quite low, so Stata Corp would be giving
> very little revenue by distributing these manuals in this way.  On the
> other hand, there are many students throughout the world for whom the
> cost of Stata8 manuals is high.  Providing Stata7 manuals at little
> might even increase overall Stata revenues by increasing the total
> number of Stata users.
> Bill Dupont
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