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Re: st: Mata version control


From   Ben Jann <ben.jann@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Mata version control
Date   Sun, 15 Feb 2009 18:01:01 +0100

I assume this is intended and not a bug. But Stata Corp would have to
comment on that.
ben

On Sat, Feb 14, 2009 at 11:52 PM, Partha Deb <partha.deb@hunter.cuny.edu> wrote:
> 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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>
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