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st: Re: outdated modules
--On Thursday, July 25, 2002 2:33 -0400 Patrick wrote:
This problem with hpfilter is a bit more troublesome than that. If I was
aware that a module on SSC was clearly faulty and the author(s) did not
respond to requests for a fix, I would remove it from the archive, or at
least add a disclaimer to the package description about its failings. But
as 'findit hpfilter' shows, hpfilter is not in the SSC archive: it is in
the STB. In this case the only solution is that performed by StataCorp for
the original Becketti tslib: a new version must be put up with a link from
the existing STB entry, a la tslib2, warning users of Stata version >? to
use it rather than the original.
Therefore, I'd like to know if anyone has any suggestion on how we should
handle modules that use dated syntax and whose original author(s) no
longer seem to be 'keeping in touch' with the Stata/Statalist community.
I am just trying to bounce so ideas here... the answer could very well be
I appreciate the notion that the published material from STB/SJ is never
altered, only updated by a later published revision. But in this case the
problem arises sufficiently frequently that some fix is needed, whether it
be a Joly-provided rewrite in next issue of SJ, or whatever.
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