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st: On requesting help on user-written commands
As a general comment on requests for help with user-written
commands, let me juxtapose two pieces of advice from the
Statalist FAQ, one paraphrased slightly:
from Section 3:
Say what command(s) you are using. If they are not part of official
Stata, say where they come from: the STB/SJ, SSC, or other archives.
from Section 1:
Before posting, consider other ways of finding information, including
the authors of user-written ado-files (who usually have email addresses,
but are not always members of Statalist).
The rationale should be clear:
* Other people may well be interested in the user-written command(s)
you are using.
* It's clearer where support responsibility lies.
* You have more chance of success going straight to the expert(s),
especially if they are not members of Statalist.
* For searches and help try: