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Re: st: Neumark decomposition

From   Yingge Lin <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   Re: st: Neumark decomposition
Date   Mon, 16 Jul 2012 14:47:28 -0400

Sorry if my question made you uncomfortable, but I think you should
know that your answer has certainly made me very uncomfortable. I
thought statalist is a place where people discuss the questions about
STATA and learn from each other. All I wanted was some feedback from
those who also have used -oaxaca- and -decompose-, and see whether I
made mistake or one of the commands have some error. The -oaxaca- and
-decompose- can be installed by ssc install.

I do not know whether there is anything going on between Ben Jann and
you, but it was never my intention to waste anybody’s time. But I do
not appreciate that you tried to accuse me of looking for a shortcut
only and wasting someone else time. It is untrue, and certainly if you
felt so strongly that answering my questions was a waste of your time
or were having a bad day, you really could have just chosen to ignore
my questions.


On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 12:13 PM, Maarten Buis <[email protected]> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 5:48 PM, Yingge Lin wrote:
>> I am using STATA10. Ben Jann also have -oaxaca- for earlier version of
>> stata (8 and 9). Hope these clarify a little bit of my questions.
> That was not what I was asking. I asked where you got the user written
> software from (-oaxaca- and -decompose-), not which version of Stata
> you were using. However, you should also have told use which version
> of Stata you were using. Since you did not say so in your original
> question I assumed, per the Statalist FAQ, you used the most recent
> (12).
> I realize that often we want answers quickly, and thus take
> short-cuts, like not reading the FAQ. But this illustrates that short
> cuts often lead to more work. If this only meant that you wasted your
> own time, than that is not so bad: hopefully you have learned
> something in the process. However, you are also wasting our time.
> Since you rely on our good will to get answers, wasting our time is
> not a good idea. So I strongly suggest that you take your time to read
> the FAQ carefully before posting anything on the list.
> Anyhow, my answer remains the same: Ben Jann is no longer active on
> the list (a sad story, involving one of the most dysfunctional periods
> on statalist), so you need to contact him directly.
> -- Maarten
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> Maarten L. Buis
> Institut fuer Soziologie
> Universitaet Tuebingen
> Wilhelmstrasse 36
> 72074 Tuebingen
> Germany
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