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Re: Re: st: Uninstalling older versions of stata?

From   "Ariel Linden, DrPH" <>
To   <>
Subject   Re: Re: st: Uninstalling older versions of stata?
Date   Mon, 6 Dec 2010 09:29:30 -0800

Thanks Michael,

Those are very good reasons to keep both versions installed!


Date: Sun, 05 Dec 2010 20:15:48 -0800
From: "Michael N. Mitchell" <>
Subject: Re: st: Uninstalling older versions of stata?

Dear Ariel

   Others might have differing opinions, but my preference is to retain
previous versions 
of Stata on my computer. I do this for a couple of reasons...

   1) The older version appears to have no impact on the newer version.
   2) The older version does not take up much space.

   and perhaps most importantly...

   3) If something odd happens with my current version of Stata, I can run
the same 
commands in the previous version and see if the behavior is the same in the
version. (Some might say that version control would yield the same result,
but I don't 
know if that is always the case.)

   and maybe a fourth reason...

   4) I am lazy.

I hope this helps,

Michael N. Mitchell
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