Friday, April 29, 2005
putting the lust back in cluster analysis
And I thought yesterday afternoon brought good tidings. Today: Stata 9 has arrived! Before I took off the shrink wrap, I put as many of the manuals as would fit on the scanner. As you can see, they've used a fetchingly Hawkeyesque yellow-and-black for the sides the manuals this time, all except for one. I'm surprised in their advertisements for the upgrade they didn't say "Stata 9 also includes Mata: a matrix programming language for the data dominatrix in you, so badass that it wouldn't have been right to dress it anything other than an all-black cover."
Truthfully, though, however sexy Mata might be, I'll probably spend the rest of the afternoon canoodling the multivariate statistics manual.
Update, 3:30pm: I just went down the hill for lunch. On my way down, I caught myself humming a tune that I realized was "Oh my darling, oh my darling, oh my darling Stata 9." I'll spare you the fruits of the subsequent effort to construct appropriate verses.