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RE: st: unable to install patches

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   RE: st: unable to install patches
Date   Thu, 27 May 2004 17:09:08 +0100

I agree. Basically Notepad is a minimal editor and 
it doesn't surprise that somehow or other the 
files got messed up. What's more, if you have
this kind of problem, it is going to bite you 

Even for Windows there are free text editors which should 
cope much better. One rather Windowsy one is 
Notetab Light from 


Mark Schaffer

> I recommend trying a direct download from RePEc, e.g., for ivreg2:
> and use the download buttons.  I have a feeling it might be the pass 
> through the browser and notepad that is messing up the contents of 
> the files.

Jeffrey Jacob

> > Thanks for all the responses.
> > I tried doing several things. I put the files in sysdir 
> path the sysdir path and adopath.
> > I copied all the files using the browser and then used 
> notepad to save them with the relevant extensions (choosing 
> the all files options).
> > Finally I created a package file and a toc file with the 
> relevant infromation and tried to install them through the 
> help menu (user written software...). This way, I get a 
> message that the software has been installed but when I run 
> the commands, I get the following error messages
> > 1. with ivreg2
> >               gt;1 invalid name
> >  
> > 2. with xtabond2 and outreg
> >                 unrecognized command:  merge
> >                 r(199);
> > I will really appreciate any further suggestions on how to 
> fix this problem.

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