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RE: st: Direct downloads [Was Re: panel unit root tests]
The difference of 78 bytes is equal
to the number of lines in the file. My
guess is that this is consistent with
Joseph's guess and a reflection of how
end of line characters are treated in
the two cases.
> Timothy McKenna wrote:
> Why would downloading from the ideas archive directly result
> in files that are
> possibly corrupt? Those of us stuck behind corporate
> firewalls typically do
> not have any other option but to download updates and ado
> files directly. I
> have never had any problems with the direct downloads, have I
> been just lucky?
> I believe that it has to do with the suffix .hlp for the
> ASCII Stata help
> filename, which is shared by Windows Help files.
> If you download it from the IDEAS archive to, say, a
> temporary directory and
> double-click on it directly from a Windows Explorer pane,
> you'll get a "The
> C:\Temp\ipshin.hlp is not a Windows Help file, or the file is
> message, because Windows cannot recognize the file type.
> However, if you place it into the proper Stata directory
> along with the ado-
> file, it seems to work properly from within Stata.
> Note that the file size does seem to differ slightly between
> an SSC install and
> a download from IDEAS, for example, ipshin.hlp is 3456 bytes
> by -ssc install-
> and 3378 bytes by downloading (as a "helpfile") from within
> Windows XP SP2 from
> IDEAS. This might have to do with Windows thinking that it's
> downloading a
> binary file in the latter case. It doesn't seem to have any adverse
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