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RE: st: problem with -mat_capp- command
Absolutely not so. Updates affect only the current version
of Stata, Stata 9. Nothing that Ken does will have any
effect whatsoever on earlier versions of Stata
(<= 8.2). These remain frozen as is for ever more,
or at least the end of civilisation as we know it, Jim.
That is, even you have a out-of-date Stata (for
example 8.0) and -update-, nothing will ever cause
a newer -mat_capp- written for 9.2 to overwrite your
existing code. If it were so, then Stata users would
have a wonderful back door for upgrading free;
however, there is no back door and it is not open
Also, any users on Stata <= 8.2 : your out-of-date Stata is
known to be buggy, but StataCorp will do nothing to fix those bugs in
your Stata. You have got to upgrade.
(I get no sales commissions.)
> Thanks for the additional explanations, but one more thing,
> if you use a
> Mata command then we end up with much bigger problem then we have now:
> -mat_capp- will stop working for the pre-Mata versions of Stata ...
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