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st: -version- question


From   Mark Schaffer <M.E.Schaffer@hw.ac.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: -version- question
Date   Tue, 02 Dec 2003 19:10:04 +0000 (GMT)

Hi everybody.  Can anyone help with a tricky -version- question?  It goes 
like this:

1.  John has Stata 8.2 and wants to use ivreg2 under version control set 
to 8.0.  He issues the command -version 8.0- at the start of his session 
and then calls -ivreg2-.

2.  -ivreg2- starts with the command -version 7-.  No problems there... 
but then:

3.  Internally, -ivreg2- calls the built-in Stata command -predict-.  
-predict- starts with the command -version 8.2-.  Boom.  Stata crashes 
with the error "version 8.0 not supported".

Any ideas about John can fix this in the short run?  Would using the 
syntax -version 8.0: ivreg2 xxxx etc- solve this problem?  More to the 
point, as a programmer and co-author of ivreg2, is there a way for me to 
modify the ivreg2 code so that this problem is avoided in the future?

Hoping someone out there can help....

--Mark

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