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Re: st: Stata 9.0?

From   [email protected] (William Gould, Stata)
To   [email protected]
Subject   Re: st: Stata 9.0?
Date   Fri, 22 Oct 2004 08:43:39 -0500

Nelson Lim <[email protected]> wrote

> Someone told me today that Stata 9.0 is coming out soon. True?

No.  Stata 8 shipped January 2003 and, historically, there has been a new
Stata release every couple of years, so someone probably made a guess based
on that.

Shortly after Stata 8 shipped, however, I mentioned that we were moving away
from a 2-year schedule and that, in addition, we would release more new
features via the -update- facility during the release.  You have seen that
more recently with Stata's new time-series features.  If we were following the
2-year schedule, we would have held those new features to be part of Stata 9.
Instead, we made them available via -update- and there is a new time-series
manual for those who are interested.

-- Bill
[email protected]
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