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st: Choosing between SSC & SJ for ado files


From   "Michael S. Hanson" <mshanson@mac.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Choosing between SSC & SJ for ado files
Date   Thu, 31 Aug 2006 16:51:35 -0400

I am interested in installing the -freduse- command that was just announced in SJ 6-3. (This command allows one to load macroeconomic data directly into Stata from the Federal Reserve Economic Database (FRED) at the St. Louis Fed.) -findit freduse- returns two sources for the corresponding package:


2 packages found (Stata Journal and STB listed first)
-----------------------------------------------------

st0110 from http://www.stata-journal.com/software/sj6-3
SJ6-3 st0110. Importing Federal Reserve economic data / Importing Federal
Reserve economic data / by David M. Drukker, StataCorp / Support:
ddrukker@stata.com / After installation, type help freduse

freduse from http://fmwww.bc.edu/RePEc/bocode/f
'FREDUSE': module to Import FRED (Federal Reserve Economic Database) data
/ The FRED repository at http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/ / contains
over 3,000 U.S. economic time series. Each time series / is stored in a
separate file that also contains a string-date / variable and header with


Based on this message from Kit Baum,

<http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2006-06/msg00827.html>,

do I understand correctly that installing from SSC (that is, RePEc) is preferable if a package is updated more frequently than once a quarter and one plans to use -adoupdate- to manage installed packages? Thanks for any clarification on this question.

-- Mike


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