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st: Re: auto SSC whatsnew
I would think this routine would be more useful if it displayed the
information shown by SSC whatsnew and asked the user to reply 'y' or
'n' to each proposed install. SSC contains Stata packages over a wide
variety of techniques, and the person interested in haplotype analysis
may not be interested in restricted cubic splines, or the
Hodrick-Prescott filter, and vice versa. These things may each be very
useful to a set of Stata users, but those sets may be disjoint. I would
think that installing everything new (or revised) on SSC on the off
chance that it might be something you want to use someday will just
clutter your hard disk with hundreds of packages. Personally, I would
rather type 'ssc install foo' when I realize that I need some
user-written tool that I don't happen to have on this machine.
Kit Baum, Boston College Economics
On Nov 20, 2004, at 2:33 AM, Joseph wrote:
I've got the following do-file for this in my Stata directory, and a
to it tied to a function button in my profile.ado file. I'm not sure
didn't make it an ado-file and place it in my personal ado directory.
too much of a hurry, I guess.
I believe that, even if a lot of people run it often, it wouldn't put
undue load on the SSC server . . .
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