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