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RE: st: R for Stata Users

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   RE: st: R for Stata Users
Date   Fri, 26 Feb 2010 15:48:58 -0000

The Tolkien allusion will divide the world, but sailing West was neither
a reward nor a punishment for bad language. 

But Tolkien is to the point as well. He also wrote 

"Some who have read the book, or at any rate have reviewed it, have
found it boring, absurd, or contemptible, and I have no cause to
complain, since I have similar opinions of their works, or of the kinds
of writing that they evidently prefer."

That is a line of defence for any author(s). 


Airey, David C

I only count one, maybe two colorful words in my post, Nick. If I am to
diminish and go on to the Western shores with the Elves, so be it.

I use R. One of the cool things I learned recently was the use of arrays
(not matrices) to neatly collect simulation results, where each address
can hold anything (scalar, vector, matrix, list). Anyway, I hope this
text will do more to allow it to complement the use of Stata than the
description suggests.

And maybe not so obviously, since Dr. Hilbe is awesome, I'm itching to
see a review, a PDF preview chapter, or the book on my desk. Just a
little disappointed in the description.

It just occurred to me to check out the R for SAS/SPSS users version...


> Joe Hilbe has been a member of this list. I do not know Robert
> Clearly either may wish to comment. 
> I think it's important to underline that Statalist is not based on the
> idea that Stata is perfect and that all other software is too lousy to
> consider. Many Stata users also happy use other software too. In
> mentioning other software we should remain rational and keep our
> language temperate. Doing anything else just will lead to a diminished
> reputation for the community and this list. 
> Nick 

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