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Re: st: Roy Wada

From   Marcello Pagano <>
Subject   Re: st: Roy Wada
Date   Mon, 01 Feb 2010 19:06:20 -0500

I am very sorry to hear this Ben. 
Roy has promised to unsubscribe from Statalist.
I hope that will make you change your decision to leave.
I also hope that we can all move on and forget this episode.

Ben Jann wrote:
> The whole Roy Wada story is so unreal, I sometimes think someone plays a
> bad joke on me. But the joke is just too bad.
> Roy accuses me of taking other people's work and publishing it under my
> name (without giving credit). He implies that I do this on a regular basis.
> He suggests that I would not be capable of writing such programs on my own.
> This is highly insulting.
> Roy even accuses me of manipulating the SSC download statistics for my
> purposes and provides extensive analyses of download statistics from SSC
> and RePEc, seemingly proving his claims! Think about that. This very much
> reminds me of someone with a delusional disorder.
> I decided to resign from Statalist for a while. I know I shouldn't because
> this way Roy gets what he wants. I just can't take Roy's bullshit no
> longer, emotionally.
> People who appreciate my programs can always reach me using the address
> given in the helpfiles.
> Bye,
> ben
> PS: Roy, I liked your idea about significant digits, but I did not like
> your code, so I wrote my own. I gave credit to you/outreg2 from the very
> beginning (in the code; on Statalist when announcing the corresponding
> update; in the Stata Journal; on the estout website) but somehow you do not
> seem to be willing to recognize that. That the acknowledgement did not make
> its way into the helpfile was certainly not intentional. I would have no
> problem adding it, if you managed to be a little less offending.
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