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RE: st: - uniform() - random variable not uniformly distributed overinterval
The explanation is, I believe, fairly simple.
-findit- depends on a daily trawl by a
StataCorp search engine. If that engine
can't find something it is not recorded.
On the rare occasions when the server storing
the SSC archive can't be contacted, nothing
in SSC will get recorded -- until the next
time it is accessible. These things happen,
typically I would guess about 1% of the time
If this strikes you as a crazy way to assemble
a list of web references, consider the alternative.
Any human-maintained list needs to be updated
as stuff is withdrawn or otherwise becomes
inaccessible. The whole thing is better
automated, with one obvious weakness, that being
-search- depends on what is in the .key files
that come with Stata, except insofar as they
are -update-d by you. As -egenmore- is not
part of official Stata, and has not been
officially released via the Stata Technical
Bulletin or the Stata Journal, it is not indexed
in the .key files. End of story there. It's
just a rag-bag of stuff (most of the functions
are "totally meaningless" according to one
private email) -- although it is still a stock
of little solutions to what might be little problems you have
-- and I can't envisage it becoming official in
the foreseeable future, or even the unforeseeable
> On Mar 9, 2005, at 8:53 PM, Richard Williams wrote:
> > I would suggest installing -egenmore- (give the command -findit
> > egenmore- to find and install.)
> My curiosity piqued, I typed -findit egenmore- in the Command
> had -search egenmore, all- appear in the Stata Viewer's
> Command line,
> and was told that there is no information (see below).
> I then used -ssc install egenmore- and it installed. Typing
> in the Viewer brought up the help file, but -search egenmore, all-
> still produced the negative answer below.
> This isn't a big deal to me, but it is also not behavior I would
> expect. I'm using Stata 8 on Mac OS X, and an -update query-
> tells me
> "Do nothing; all files up to date."
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