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Re: st: clinical trials

From   Michael Hanson <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   Re: st: clinical trials
Date   Mon, 7 Jan 2008 09:38:30 -0500

On Jan 7, 2008, at 8:52 AM, Nick Cox wrote:

I can't avoid a sceptical undertone here. 15-20 years
ago, I made some software purchasing decisions based partly on
advertising and reviews in various computer monthlies,
but no longer. In fact I now tend to react _negatively_
to statistical software adverts!

I think it's a matter of fact that StataCorp does
not advertise very heavily, at least in media I see.
On the whole, that seems a good way not to use valuable
For what it's worth, I have noticed that StataCorp appears to advertise regularly in the publications of the American Economics Association. There is a full-page ad for Stata 10 on the back cover of the December 2007 AER, for example.

Generally, it is always striking how many of us, myself
certainly included, feel at liberty to pontificate on
matters like this in the absence of any hard data!
	Who was it who remarked that data is the plural of anecdote?

                                        -- Mike

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