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RE: st: RE: Ice invalid name error

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   RE: st: RE: Ice invalid name error
Date   Tue, 21 Apr 2009 12:09:34 +0100

There is absolutely no disagreement from me that -ice- is a very popular
program and that any problems with it would be of considerable wider
interest. My only points were those I made about Statalist procedure,
(1) naming sources for user-written programs and (2) contacting program
authors directly, which were reminders to all. 

If you had mentioned that you had sent an email directly to Patrick,
then the comment about point (2) would have been unnecessary. 


Fred Wolfe

Dear Nick,

To disagree slightly, the purpose of writing the email to the list was
to inform users and to elicit comments and suggestions from list users
who might have had this problem. I suspected that Patrick Royston
might be too busy to address this problem at this time, although I
also sent him an email about it.

I did note that -ice- had 643 hits in the Stata list archive.


On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 5:45 AM, Nick Cox <> wrote:
> -ice- is a user-written command, written up in the SJ and downloadable
> from SSC. Please remember to say where user-written commands you refer
> to come from, however little explanation they need for you, the
> -ice- was written by Patrick Royston, who is not a member of
> Thus there is no chance of this registering unless the email is copied
> to him directly, which I have just done.
> Both points of procedure are explicit in the Statalist FAQ.
> Nick
> Fred Wolfe (
> I want to report an -ice- error.

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