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Re: st: problems (again) on updating ivreg2 - is it because of the SJ?

From   Richard Williams <>
Subject   Re: st: problems (again) on updating ivreg2 - is it because of the SJ?
Date   Thu, 08 Feb 2007 07:05:32 -0500

At 06:06 AM 2/8/2007, wrote:

Why??? Any relation between failing to update and being included on SJ (should I expect similar problems with other SJ packages)? It sounds like a severe limitation, unless SJ packages are presumed to be more "official" than others...
The same program (or programs with the same name) can often be found at multiple locations, e.g. SJ and SSC. adoupdate will update whichever version you installed. It doesn't know that the SSC version is more current than the SJ version. Even if it did know that a program called ivreg2 was in multiple locations, I don't think you'd want it deciding for itself to install from a different location than you did - after all, there could be two totally different programs with the same name.

Personally, if -findit- yields multiple hits, I go with the SSC version, unless I know for a fact that a more current version is available elsewhere. (One exception: the -fitstat- on SSC is less current than the version that can be found on J. Scott Long's

My guess is that the best thing to do is uninstall the st0030_2 package; and then install the individual programs that were part of it (ivreg2, ivendog, etc.) from SSC.

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