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Re: st: re: how to link the help file for a command to its immediate


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: re: how to link the help file for a command to its immediate
Date   Mon, 29 Sep 2008 20:19:53 +0200

Well, do not use -saving-, just save the file itself as mike.ado in the PERSONAL directory. In terms of training, this is probably what you want:
http://www.stata.com/netcourse/nc151.html

HTH
Martin
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Michael McCulloch" <mm@pinest.org>
To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Sent: Monday, September 29, 2008 8:15 PM
Subject: Re: st: re: how to link the help file for a command to its immediate



Not having ever written an ado file, I apologize for the elementary question. If I run the do-file editor:

program mike, saving(mike.ado)
...
end

and then type "mike", Stata does return the "..." but the program's ado file doesn't end up in ado\personal, even though I first set that as the working directory. How do I save it, and then what Stata manual should I obtain & course should I take to begin to learn ado programming?
Michael







< >
Michael said

I like this approach, and it echoes a thread from last week about
abbreviations. Will those new ado files be saved, or do they need to
be re-invoked for each Stata session? And, if it needs to be
re-invoked, could they all be launched by one do-file such as
"my_abbreviations.do"?


Well, if you save them in PERSONAL, they will be saved. You do not need to invoke ado-files; that's what Stata does when you execute the comamnd they define. Each ado-file defines a command, so no, you cannot put more than one in a file. They must be in their own files for this to work. (It is possible to have

---mike.ado---
program mike
...
end
program george
....
end
program bill
...
end
------------------
but then the george and bill commands are only accessible to program mike, and not elsewhere.

Kit Baum, Boston College Economics and DIW Berlin
http://ideas.repec.org/e/pba1.html
An Introduction to Modern Econometrics Using Stata:
http://www.stata-press.com/books/imeus.html


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