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Re: st: Stata 13 wishlist

From   Nick Cox <>
Subject   Re: st: Stata 13 wishlist
Date   Mon, 7 Jan 2013 18:16:20 +0000

Thanks very much Ronán and Richard, but I come much cheaper than that.
At present I come free.


On Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 5:32 PM, Richard Williams
<> wrote:

> There are a lot of user written routines that are better than Stata's
> built in commands. More critically, I bet there are many cases where
> Statacorp could rewrite the program more efficiently and keep it up to
> date across new versions of Stata. I always say that my own programs
> are slow but sure. Well, slow anyway.
> But if Statacorp has to start paying royalties to Nick Cox, it is
> either going to go bankrupt or will have to double the cost of its
> software.

 On 07/01/2013 16:23, Ronan Conroy wrote:

>>> There are a number of areas where I think Statacorp should 'buy out' the developer. Chief among these is meta-analysis. A quick search of the literature reveals that Stata is more or less tied with RevMan (the Cochrane Collaboration's dedicated software) for frequency of citation in meta analytic papers, despite the fact that all of the meta analytic routines in Stata are user-written. Time to bring them under the hood, I think, and integrate them under a common command syntax.
>>> Were I Statacorp, I would also buy out Nick Cox's -stripplot-, which is a real swiss army knife, as opposed to the bocky little gadget sold in gift shops.

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