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RE: st: RE: Stata and R

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   RE: st: RE: Stata and R
Date   Fri, 16 May 2008 19:01:57 +0100

A first impression is that it is very possible as a Stata program, but
quite tricky to do well and with some generality. That reduces the
chance that some programmer would knock it off as a Sudoku-like puzzle.
You would have to want to be able to use it, very much. I would be
pleased to be shown wrong on that first impression. 


David Airey

I followed this link too, and while it is a nomogram (Fagan's  
nomogram) it is not what I'm after. Nomogram() in R is more general  
and follows any GLM. See the example picture in the first link I gave.


On May 15, 2008, at 4:11 PM, Nick Cox wrote:

> -findit nomogram- points to Ben Dwamena's -midas-.
> Nick
> David Airey
> Just about every other week I drop into our R clinic for a coffee
> break to listen to people's questions and maybe ask one myself. The
> clinic is about general use questions, not especially about
> Bioconductor packages, which is one reason to use R. The clinic is run
> by a very capable R expert. Originally I started going to the clinic
> thinking to myself that well, maybe this would be the last version of
> Stata I would buy, because R has come miles in development and
> documentation. More often than not, however, I conclude the opposite,
> and continue to regularly use Stata, thinking there is value is good
> commercial products.
> One interesting function in R that I can't find in Stata is Frank
> Harrell's nomogram function in the Design package, which essentially
> is a graphical alternative to outreg or estout.
> s.html

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