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Re: st: SSC activity, October 2004
I was going to refer you to my earlier postings to Statalist on this
matter, but I find that postings earlier than 2001 are inaccessible
from either Harvard or Yahoo links. The issue, as I alluded below,
refers to how one credits an archive access to multiple authors (my
method there is just to credit each author with the access) and how one
deals with multiple-ado packages. What is counted by the web server log
is the access of one ado-file. Many packages have multiple ado-files.
It would seem that every successful installation of a package should
include N hits for N ado-files, as you suggest; but some people don't
use 'ssc' to do this--they use a web browser, and in doing so are free
to view one .ado without viewing another. Also, if only some of the
ado-files in a package have changed, Stata will only download those
that are needed. For these reasons, the 'npkghit' indeed can be
non-integer. The relevant code from the processing routine is:
sort author package
collapse (sum) npkghit,by( author package)
where 'nhits' is the number of ado-file downloads, 'nmods' is the
number of ados per package.
Kit Baum, Boston College Economics
On Nov 2, 2004, at 6:31 AM, Roger Harbord wrote:
Purely out of curiousity, how do you calculate "npkhit" ? In
particular why is it not always an integer? Did someone download
3/5ths of -metareg- then lose their connection or were they part-way
through downloading as your clock struck midnight on Halloween??
Many thanks for compiling this by the way. I'm not interested in my
rank but it is useful to know how many people have downloaded my
Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol
--On 01 November 2004 13:32 -0500 Kit Baum <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
There were over 30,000 ado-file downloads from the SSC archive in
2004. These represent the works placed in the archive by 150 members
Stata user community.
As always, the 'ssc' command should be used to download these items
from the archive.
npkghit author package
1. 413.00 David Roodman XTABOND2
2. 368.57 Sophia Rabe-Hesketh GLLAMM
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