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st: SSC Archive help files now available in HTML


From   Kit Baum <baum@bc.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: SSC Archive help files now available in HTML
Date   Sun, 29 Mar 2009 08:09:46 -0400

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Stas said

Looking up Stata official help files via
http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?regress comes extremely handy at times,
especially when I need to explain functionality of some commands to
non-Stata users, or when I am on somebody else's computer, or when I
do something in a remote terminal. Any way to twist the arms of that
help.cgi script to open help files outside StataCorp website? Of
course I can -view- them just fine from inside Stata, but I want to
find a relatively easy way to access the external help files using
just a standard browser.


Following up this wishlist item, the help-file contents of the SSC Archive (help ssc) are now available in HTML format.

To read the help for -abar- in a browser,  go to

http://repec.org/bocode/a/abar.html

For -egenmore-,

http://repec.org/bocode/e/egenmore.html

For -ivreg2-,

http://repec.org/bocode/i/ivreg2.html

and so on. These are not produced on the fly, as StataCorp's cgi script does, but are static help files. They will be kept reasonably up to date.

Kit

PS> Producing 1,792 help files in HTML format took about 9 lines of ado code and 12 lines of Mata code. Probably could be optimized.

PPS> "y" aren't there any user-written Stata programs starting with "y"? Curious minds want to know...

Research Papers in Economics (RePEc)
http://repec.org


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