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RE: st: comparison between a repeated ordinal measures


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: comparison between a repeated ordinal measures
Date   Thu, 31 Mar 2005 19:55:10 +0100

Because -update- only updates _official_ Stata 
files, as its help indicates. 

With a nod to Dante, here are the circles of Stata. 
This is knowingly simplified a little! 

0. 	the executable (proprietary C code) 

	inscrutable 
	"those who know do not say; those who say do
	not know" (Tao Te Ching) 

	written by: StataCorp (Bill Gould and developers) 
	maintained by: StataCorp 

	upgraded by: money 
	updated by: -update- 

	StataCorp offer tech support: YES if you hold licence to 
		present or previous version 

	information on: -search-, -help- 

1. 	official ado files, help files, other text files 

	scrutable (use your text editor, but do NOT change)  

	written by: StataCorp (may include material originally user-written) 
	maintained by: StataCorp 

	upgraded by: money 
	updated by: -update-

	StataCorp offer tech support: as above 
 
	information on: -search-, -help- 

2.    user-written ado files, help files, other text files 
	that were published in the STB or SJ 

	scrutable (use your text editor, change at your peril) 

	written by: original authors 
	maintained by: authors (if alive and active); gurus (possibly) 

	upgraded by: love(*)  
	updated by: deliberate download from Stata website (start 
		with -search-) 

	StataCorp offer tech support: NO 

	information on: -search-, -help- (iff installed) 

3. 	user-written ado files, help files, other text files
	available from SSC 

	scrutable (use your text editor, change at your peril) 

	written by: original authors 
	maintained by: authors (if alive and active); gurus (possibly) 

	upgraded by: love(*)  
	updated by: deliberate download from SSC website using -ssc- 
		(or using browser if -ssc- impossible) 

	StataCorp offer tech support: NO 

	information on: -findit-, -help- (iff installed) 

4.    user-written ado files, help files, other text files
	otherwise in public domain 

	scrutable (use your text editor, change at your peril) 

	written by: original authors 
	maintained by: authors (if alive and active); gurus (possibly) 

	upgraded by: love(*) 
	updated by: download from within Stata using -net- 
		(or use browser if that impossible) 

	StataCorp offer tech support: NO 

	information on: -findit-, -help- (iff installed) 

5.    your own programs 

	you decide! 

(*) There are a few people who offer Stata consultancy. 
Occasionally people have advertised that they sell copies
of their Stata programs. 

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

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu]On Behalf Of rengaweoj
> Sent: 31 March 2005 19:26
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: Re: st: comparison between a repeated ordinal measures
> 
> 
> Thank you Nick. That was the problem. I now get:
> 
>    Nonparametric test for trend in hlths
>    with eval, stratified by id
>    z =  0.30,  chi-squared(1) =   0.09,  P>|z| = 0.7617
> 
> which confirms my other results.
> 
> Perhaps you can clear up some confusion on my part.  Does not typing 
> -update all- , update ado files such as this?
> 
> 
> 
> --- In statalist@yahoogroups.com, "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@d...> wrote:
> > -npt_s- is of concern to me insofar as 
> > we need to carry a Software Update 
> > in the Stata Journal if this report 
> > arises from a bug. Also, the author 
> > Peter Sasieni is not a member of this list. 
> > 
> > Please confirm that this bug 
> > arises with -npt_s- 1.2.2 as 
> > updated in Stata Journal 5(1) 2005. 
> > 
> > That is, if you type 
> > 
> > . which npt_s
> > 
> > the version above, 1.2.2, is displayed. 
> > 
> > If you have a previous version, please
> > update your copy and see if the problem 
> > persists. 
> > 
> > Nick 
> > n.j.cox@d... 
> > 
> > rengaweoj (otherwise Joe Wagner, reflected) 
> >  
> > > However, -npt_s- returned an error 
> > > 
> > > npt_s hlths, by(eval) strata(id) nodetail
> > > 
> > > gives: r(198);
> >  
> > 
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