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RE: st: RE: SSC: nothing to install

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   RE: st: RE: SSC: nothing to install
Date   Wed, 25 Feb 2004 16:14:50 -0000

Good point. At the same time, most people 
would rather have two hits than none if something 
exists: these pointers may have been established
in the past because some people evidently were missing the fact 
that something existed. Also remember -- even if the case of Stata 
resources -- some people can only use SSC through 
a browser, or might use it that way in any case; through 
a browser what is, and what is not there, will sometimes 
be clearer.   

The point is for Kit as SSC administrator to 


> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Richard
> Williams
> Sent: 25 February 2004 16:04
> To:
> Subject: Re: st: RE: SSC: nothing to install
> 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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