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st: RE: fastgini -- not so fast
Just to spell out:
1. The answer to Forouzan is that you cannot use
this program without upgrading to Stata 9.
2. A principle for everybody, from the Statalist FAQ,
is "The current version of Stata is 9. Please specify
if you are using an earlier version; otherwise, the
answer to your question is likely to refer to commands
or features unavailable to you."
> Fourozan said
> Dear all,
> Regarding "fastgini" that was mentioned by Zurab,
> What does this error mean and how can I fix it?
> fastgini income [w=weight], jk
> unrecognized command: mata
> (error occurred while loading fastgini.ado)"
> It means that you are running Stata 8.x, not Stata 9.x.
> Against my better judgement I accepted fastgini for SSC without
> demanding a version statement, as I rationalized that as the routine
> invokes Mata it was obvious that it needed version 9. But Stata
> doesn't know that until you try to invoke Mata. I have asked Zurab to
> submit a new copy of fastgini with the appropriate version statement.
> Routines submitted to the SSC Archive should always contain version
> statements in the code, as that information is highlighted in ssc
> whatsnew to indicate whether a user can make use of a particular
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