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Re: st: RE: SSC: nothing to install


From   Richard Williams <Richard.A.Williams.5@nd.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: SSC: nothing to install
Date   Wed, 25 Feb 2004 11:04:26 -0500

At 03:35 PM 2/25/2004 +0000, Nick Cox wrote:
There are a few such entries on SSC, intended
to be helpful rather than the reverse.

In short, -ssc- works exactly as advertised, but
there is no absolute rule that a package need
include Stata .ado and/or .hlp files.
What Nick describes is what I would have guessed. As a relatively new user of Stata, I wonder if, now that we have the -findit- command, putting up such information-only packages causes more confusion than they solve. It seems like it is an extra step that can slow you down until you get to what you really want.


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