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Re: st: Installing v10, then v9

From   Richard Williams <>
Subject   Re: st: Installing v10, then v9
Date   Wed, 20 Feb 2008 16:49:37 -0500

At 12:01 PM 2/20/2008, Sylvain Friederich wrote:
Dear all,

May seem like a strange request but is anyone aware of
known disadvantages to installing v9 on a desktop
where v10 is already installed?

I know installing v10 after v9 causes no problem, I'm
worried that a v9 install when v10 is there might
cause some files to be replaced with an older version,

Many thanks for any views.

-- Sylvain
When you click on a .dta or other Stata file, Stata 9 may start rather than Stata 10. If so, you can change the file associations.

Whether you are using Stata 9 or 10, the user-written programs you install will go to c:\ado by default (at least in Windows). Sometimes user-written routines have different versions for different versions of Stata, e.g. Long and Freese have a couple of flavors of -spost- and Roger Newson also kindly provides both new and old versions of his programs at You could conceivably get into a situation where you have a version 10 program installed and it won't work when you are using Stata 9 (whereas the Stata 9 version of the program would have worked). If that was a major issue, you could probably clone and rename programs, or set up different directories for Stata 9 and 10.

Richard Williams, Notre Dame Dept of Sociology
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