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Re: st: Mata version control


From   Partha Deb <partha.deb@hunter.cuny.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Mata version control
Date   Sat, 14 Feb 2009 17:52:08 -0500

Dare I call this a bug?

Partha


Ben Jann wrote:
I also was surprised when I first noticed that functions compiled and
saved under -version 9- in Stata 10 do not work in Stata 9.
ben

On Sat, Feb 14, 2009 at 5:41 PM, Partha Deb <partha.deb@hunter.cuny.edu> wrote:
Hi Ben,

I do have access to Stata 9 on another machine so can compile there, but it
is less convenient, hence my initial question.  I am puzzled, however.
 -help [M-2] version- seems to suggest to me that it is possible to compile
with an earlier Mata version.

"    In syntax 1, Stata's version command (see [P] version) sets the version
  before entering Mata.  This specifies both the compiler and library
  versions to be used.  Syntax 1 is recommended."

Perhaps I misunderstand this.

Best.

Partha




Ben Jann wrote:
As far as I know you have to use Stata 9 to compile a function, if you
want to use the function in Stata 9 (a Stata 9 compiled function,
however, will also work under Stata 10).

If you don't have Stata 9 then my suggestion would be to just include
the source code in an ado-file so that it compiles on the fly.

ben

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