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st: Re: programming a version number check


From   Kit Baum <baum@bc.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Re: programming a version number check
Date   Mon, 26 Sep 2005 09:10:08 -0400

Mark wants to find the version of another ado-file. If the other ado is under your control, write it so that if called with the 'version' option it does nothing but squawk r(version) or e(version). If it isn't, but it does return r (version)or e(version), capture its call and call it with some dummy args. If the other ado-file is not under your control and it doesn't return its version (e.g. official ivreg.ado), you're out of luck.

Kit Baum, Boston College Economics
http://ideas.repec.org/e/pba1.html


On Sep 26, 2005, at 2:33 AM, statalist-digest wrote:



Using -findfile- to get the path to the ado, opening the ado with - file-,
and then messing about with file i/o is unappealing, though I suppose it
could be made to work. Is there anything easier?

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