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st: RE: RE: new metan command question


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: RE: new metan command question
Date   Thu, 8 Sep 2005 17:52:03 +0100

I meant no specific mention of _Mata_. 

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

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu]On Behalf Of Nick Cox
> Sent: 08 September 2005 17:49
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: st: RE: new metan command question
> 
> 
> Tom Steichen has answered the specifics. Note that 
> there is a major misunderstanding embedded here. 
> 
> -update- updates official Stata [sic] (i.e. that supported
> by StataCorp) _only_. 
> 
> User-written stuff, including -metan- and a few thousand 
> other programs, is a completely different story. 
> 
> Here again is a guide to the rings of Stata. Experts 
> will enjoy finding over-simplifications, e.g. no 
> explicit mention of Stata. Beginners may be 
> reassured to know that their confusion reflects
> some real complexity. 
> 
> 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 
> 
> ehowe
>  
> > We are working on a large meta-analysis and a few weeks ago 
> > we discovered a 
> > new metan command that allowed us to do analyses in groups 
> > and present data 
> > for all groups on the same forest plot.  The link we used to 
> > install this 
> > command was as follows:
> > 
> > net install http://www.ihs.ox.ac.uk/csm/metan/metan
> > 
> > Currently, this link is not working.  I have searched the 
> > STATA website for 
> > the updated metan command and also used the update all 
> > function to make sure 
> > STATA is updated, but this new STATA command still does not 
> > appear to be 
> > present.  Does anyone know where we could download this command?
> 
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