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Re: st: New -estadd_plus- package and update to -estout- on SSC
At 09:12 AM 4/15/2005 +0200, Jann, Ben wrote:
Jann, this looks very useful. One thing that occurs to me is that users
might want to write their publicly shared -ado- files with -estadd-
compatibility in mind, i.e. return results in a format that would make it
easy to write an -estadd- routine for. For example (and definitely not the
best example!) I could probably rewrite my -pcorr2- routine to return the
partial and semipartial correlation coefficients in r() in addition to just
printing them out.
-estadd_plus- is intended to grow over time.
Contributions by other users are highly welcome!
Feel free to send me your -estadd- subroutines. I
will be happy to add them to the -estadd_plus-
package. Please also provide a short title line
and a description of the subroutine to appear in
-estadd_plus- help file.
I haven't looked carefully through your documentation, but it if doesn't
exist already perhaps you could have some instructions on how a program
needs to return results to make it easily compatible, e.g. how do the rows
and columns need to be named? I imagine -vif- would have been easier to
add if it returned its results in a matrix rather than as a bunch of
scalars and macros.
Programmers who do that could send you contributions to estadd_plus or they
could even include estadd_plus routines with their programs.
Richard Williams, Notre Dame Dept of Sociology
OFFICE: (574)631-6668, (574)631-6463
WWW (personal): http://www.nd.edu/~rwilliam
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