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st: RE: Re: Downloading canned solutions when you don't have internet access within Stata


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Re: Downloading canned solutions when you don't have internet access within Stata
Date   Mon, 10 Nov 2003 12:19:26 -0000

No doubt this will be useful for others in 
this situation. Dependent on your operating 
system and local set-up, you may want to 
vary details in 1) and 4). The general 
advice is to put stuff in what -adopath-
identifies as PLUS on your system. 

I should point out that the Boston College archive 
referred to is just one of several possible sources 
of user-written programs. (It is also often referred 
to as the SSC archive.) It is, I believe, the biggest, 
but several others exist, such as those accessible via 

http://www.stata.com/links/resources2.html

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Ramani Gunatilaka
> 
> This is not a query but an unsolicited solution. 
> I've had to work out how to download ado files without 
> direct access to the internet from within Stata.
> This is how you do it for Stata 8 using internet explorer 
> as your browser.
> 1) If you've never downloaded files like this before create 
> a subdirectory on your c drive named c:/ado/plus
> 2) Go to http://econpapers.hhs.se/software (Boston College 
> Department of Economics) using internet explorer.
> 3) Go to ado file you want to download, right click.
> 4) When menu appears, click 'save target as' and navigate 
> to c:/ado/plus, click save.
> 5) Do the same with the help file.
> 6) To access the help, just type -help adofilename- in 
> command window. 

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