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st: RE: RE: RE: stegen command and the package installation
You have passed beyond the limits of my knowledge
of -st- here. I think your best bet, as I
suggested previously, is to say _precisely_ why
you wanted to use -stegen-, and then some survival
expert may be able to advise.
> Hi Nick & Tom
> I have installed the package of J. Weesie. Stata still
> rejected my command
> as the below message;
> Data are st/Stata 6 and not st/Stata 5.
> You are running the old Stata 5 version of st.
> We provide it so that researchers may reproduce old analyses.
> If you do not mean to be running the old system, type
> . version 6
> if you do mean to be running the old system, type
> . version 5
> stset ... fill in the dots with
> old syntax)
> When you are done, type
> . version 6
> ****My understanding is that I have to go back to use the
> st-command of
> version 5, as Tom has recommended. I would get another
> problem? How to do
> The technical support person suggested me using -stsplit-
> command, but it
> did not work for me given a huge database.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nick Cox [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2004 9:53 AM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: st: RE: stegen command and the package installation
> Let's back track. -stegen- is a user-written
> command. You installed -stegen- from the StataCorp
> website files for Stata Technical Bulletin 35,
> published in January 1998. In Stata terms, that
> is a long time ago. That version of -stegen- was
> written for Stata version 5. What's important here is
> that in Stata 6 the survival analysis commands
> were changed substantially.
> . findit stegen
> shows that Jeroen Weesie, the author, has a more
> up-to-date version of -stegen- written for Stata version
> 6, which is on his own website. That, possibly, may work
> with survival features in version 8. If not, then you will
> need to come
> back to the list and say precisely what you want to do.
> More generally, the fact that you are using version 8
> doesn't mean that you can use all previous user-written
> programs. You can use most, but not all. A few are
> broken by changes in Stata since they were written
> or for other reasons.
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