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What's new?

When you update Stata, you are generally offered the chance to see what is new in your update via the help whatsnew command. If you scroll to the very bottom of this help file you can see that it not only contains information about the most recent updates, but also updates dating all of the way back to version 6 of Stata. For example, you can see a link to help whatsnew10to11 that shows the features that were added in the update from Stata 10 to 11 in 2009. Or, for a flash back in time, have a look at help whatsnew6to7 for a recap of the features added to Stata version 7 (compared to version 6). Sometimes it is fun to see how much things have changed.

You can download the example data files from this tidbit (as well as all of the other tidbits) as shown below. These will download all of the example data files into the current folder on your computer. (If you have done this before, then you may need to specify net get stowdata, replace to overwrite the existing files.

net from net get stowdata
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    Response: Wyatt Renn
    Awesome blog post. Cool.

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