SSCC News for July 2000

Inside this issue...
STATA Licenses/Manuals Now Available for Purchase Through SSCC
Color LaserJet Printer Now Available
Printing SAS Output
Remaining SSCC Summer Training Schedule

STATA Licenses/Manuals Now Available for Purchase Through SSCC

SSCC has worked out an arrangement with Stata Corporation which allows us to stock STATA and STAT/TRANSFER software and manuals. This means you (and anyone else on the UW-Madison Campus) can get your software and/or manuals very quickly and cheaper than STATA's usual Academic discounted price. Here's how the arrangement works: You call Stata Corporation (800-782-8272) to place and pay for your order. Then once Stata Corporation receives payment, they fax us the order information and you can pick up your materials from Sandi Lenz in Social Science 4405.

Prices are as follows:

Small Stata software and Getting Started manual                  $55.00
Intercooled Stata software and Getting Started manual             99.00
User's Guide and Extract Manual (GradDoc)                         49.00
Stata User's Guide                                                25.00
Stata Extract Manual                                              35.00
4-volume Reference Manual Set                                    105.00
Stata Graphics Manual                                             15.00
ProfDoc (4-volume Reference, Graphics, Guide)                    130.00

Stata 6.0 software is available under the GradPlan for Windows 98/95/2000/NT, Power Macintosh, and Linux. Linux is only available for Intercooled Stata, not Small.

To purchase Intercooled Stata 6.0, complete, with all the documentation, you want to buy the following:

Intercooled Stata software plus Getting Started manual            99.00
ProfDoc (4-volume Reference, Graphics, Guide)                    130.00
                                                       TOTAL     229.00

If you are a student and do not want to purchase all the documentation, we recommend that you buy the GradDoc (Guide + Extract) for $49.

The following products are also available through the GradPlan: Maximum Likelihood Estimation with Stata book 25.00 Stat/Transfer 5.0 (Windows 98/95/2000/NT software and manual) 42.00 Stata Graphics Editor (DOS software and manual) 48.00

Color LaserJet Printer Now Available

The Center for Demography and Ecology has donated an HP Color LaserJet Printer to SSCC for co-op members to use. You can use this printer with regular weight paper or transparencies. (It cannot process heavy weight paper.) If you want to print on transparencies, you will need to supply your own and must use special transparencies made for color laserjet printers. Some agency/department offices supply this type of transparency. If you have a special print job that requires a color printer, drop by the Consultant's office and she/he will assist you with the printer. The printer is on the network and can print jobs from SSCC's NT network or UNIX.

Printing SAS Output

Using the "lpr" command on UNIX to print SAS output (.lst files) sometimes results in garbage output. SAS Institute is aware of the problem but currently has no fix. The work-around is to use the "enscript" command to print output files instead. enscript converts files to postscript format before they get printed. For example, to print the file dissert.lst to a printer in the 7th floor user room, type: enscript -Puser7double dissert.lst.

Remaining SSCC Summer Training Schedule

All SSCC training sessions require preregistration. If less than three people have preregistered for a course one week prior to its start date, the class may be canceled. Click here to register for a session(s). You will be reminded about your preregistration through e-mail a day or two before the class begins.
Date Time Topic Room Instructor
7/18 10:00-11:30 WordPerfect Tips and Tricks 3218 Clear
7/25 10:00-11:30 Getting Started with ACCESS 3218 Brauer
8/1 1:30-2:30 Listar for List Owners 2470 Wald

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