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Re: st: Running ver 7 svy command in ver 8

From   "Stephen P. Jenkins" <>
Subject   Re: st: Running ver 7 svy command in ver 8
Date   Mon, 31 Mar 2003 14:50:33 +0100 (GMT Daylight Time)

On Mon, 31 Mar 2003 22:43:36 +0900 Masahiko Aida 
<> wrote:

> Do anybody know the way to run ver7 svy command syntax in version 8?
> Today I executed my stata7 do files with several svy commands and
> realized that syntax for svy command changed!!
> Why did Stata corp have to do it?  Is there any reasonable justification
> for changing syntax from ver.7 to 8?
> It seems to me that it is foolish strategy for Stata to change it, if
> they really care for the disaster that many user have to suffer.

Did you include the line
	version 7
at the top of the do files you ran? 

Also see -help version- in the on-line help.  Contrary to your 
suggestions, Stata is very careful about changes in commands between 
versions. Hence the attention to version control.

Professor Stephen P. Jenkins <>
Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)
University of Essex, Colchester, CO4 3SQ, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1206 873374. Fax: +44 (0)1206 873151.

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