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From   Roger Newson <roger.newson@kcl.ac.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: New versions of -dologx- and -eclplot- on SSC
Date   Mon, 13 Jun 2005 20:28:26 +0100

Hello All

Thanks to Kit Baum, there are now new versions of the -dologx- and -eclplot- packages available for download from SSC. In Stata, use the -ssc- command to do this. The -dologx- and -eclplot- packages are described as below on my website. They are now upgraded to Stata 9, but the old Stata 8 versions can still be downloaded from my website within Stata by typing
net from http://www.kcl-phs.org.uk/rogernewson/stata8
and installing the Stata 8 packages required.

The new version of -dologx- adds the Stata 9 command -dolog9-, specially for Stata 9 developers who want to run certification scripts.

The new version of -eclplot- fixes a bug which caused the old Stata 8 -eclplot- dialogs to fail to run under Stata 9. This was caused by a change in the official Stata .idlg files during the version change. I would like to thank James Hassell at StataCorp for giving me an early warning about this problem, and for his advice on how it might be fixed.

Best wishes

Roger


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package dologx from http://www.kcl-phs.org.uk/rogernewson/stata9
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TITLE
dologx: Multiple versions of dolog for executing certification scripts

DESCRIPTION/AUTHOR(S)
dologx (like dolog) causes Stata to execute the commands stored in a do-file
named filename.do as if they were entered from the keyboard, and echos the
commands as it executes them, creating a log file filename.log. The dologx
package contains multiple versions of dolog, written in multiple Stata
versions, intended for use when running certification scripts. Usually, a
do-file should contain a version statement at or near the top, so it will
still run in the Stata version in which it was written, even if the user runs
it under a later version of Stata. Certification scripts are an exception to
this rule, because they are run under multiple Stata versions, to certify
that the package being tested works under all of these versions. A
certification script therefore should not contain a version statement at the
top. The version of Stata under which it run will therefore be the version in
force in the program that calls it, even if that program is dolog. The
standard version of dolog should therefore not be used to run a certification
script, and the user should use the dologx package instead, using dolog6 to
run it under Stata 6, dolog7 to run it under Stata 7, and so on.

Author: Roger Newson
Distribution-Date: 13June2005
Stata-Version: 9

INSTALLATION FILES (click here to install)
dolog6.ado
dolog7.ado
dolog8.ado
dolog9.ado
dologx.hlp
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(click here to return to the previous screen)


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package eclplot from http://www.kcl-phs.org.uk/rogernewson/stata9
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TITLE
eclplot: Horizontal and vertical confidence interval plots

DESCRIPTION/AUTHOR(S)
eclplot creates a plot of estimates with lower and upper confidence limits
on one axis against another numeric variable on the other axis. The estimates
and lower and upper confidence limits are stored in three variables, in a
data set with one observation per confidence interval to be plotted. Data
sets with such variables may be created manually (using a spreadsheet),
or using the parmest package, or using statsby or postfile in official Stata.
The user has a choice of plotting the confidence intervals horizontally or
vertically, a choice of plot styles for the estimates, and a choice of range
plot styles for the confidence intervals. It is also possible to overlay
the confidence interval plot with other plots using the plot() option,
and to overlay.multiple superimposed confidence interval plots using the
supby() option. eclplot may be used either as a command or through a dialog.

Author: Roger Newson
Distribution-Date: 13June2005
Stata-Version: 9

INSTALLATION FILES (click here to install)
eclplot.ado
eclplot.hlp
eclplot.dlg
eclplot_98s.dlg
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(click here to return to the previous screen)

--
Roger Newson
Lecturer in Medical Statistics
Department of Public Health Sciences
Division of Asthma, Allergy and Lung Biology
King's College London

5th Floor, Capital House
42 Weston Street
London SE1 3QD
United Kingdom

Tel: 020 7848 6648 International +44 20 7848 6648
Fax: 020 7848 6620 International +44 20 7848 6620
or 020 7848 6605 International +44 20 7848 6605
Email: roger.newson@kcl.ac.uk
Website: http://phs.kcl.ac.uk/rogernewson/

Opinions expressed are those of the author, not the institution.

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