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st: RE: RE: RE: stegen command and the package installation


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: RE: RE: stegen command and the package installation
Date   Wed, 9 Jun 2004 18:37:27 +0100

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. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Parimon, Tanyalak
 
> 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
> so?
> 
> 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:n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2004 9:53 AM
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> 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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