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Re: st: Question about technical term and use of external programs by Stata


From   "Tom Trikalinos" <ttrikalin@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Question about technical term and use of external programs by Stata
Date   Tue, 11 Mar 2008 17:19:38 -0400

oops many people replied in the meanwhile!
:)


On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 5:18 PM, Tom Trikalinos <ttrikalin@gmail.com> wrote:
> _plugin_ is the term.
>  see
>
> http://www.stata.com/plugins/
>
>  in my limited experience (I've written only a handful for personal
>  use) preferred language for plugins is C/C++  and if you want to use
>  fortran code you have to write a C wrapper. easier than it sounds
>  though.
>
>  hth
>  tom
>
>
>
>  On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 3:42 PM,  <tiago.pereira@incor.usp.br> wrote:
>
>
> > Dear All,
>  >
>  >  Would it be possible to you to provide me the technical term (the problem
>  >  here is the English) of the process by which Stata calls another program,
>  >  which, in turn, does all calculations and sends results back to Stata?
>  >
>  >  I just have written a program that I think it will be very useful to other
>  >  Stata users. Nonetheless, since the current Stata programming does not
>  >  support very well "heavy", exact tests, for some calculations Stata calls
>  >  a fortran program do to the task. Is this an elegant way to do something
>  >  in Stata that cannot be done in terms of standard Stata programming? The
>  >  program in a .exe file renamed to .ado. The source code is available for
>  >  Unix users. Hence, I would like to know your previous experience with this
>  >  kind of stuff as well as if there is a problem in making that program ( a
>  >  .exe masked as .ado) available?
>  >
>  >  All the best,
>  >
>  >  Tiago
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