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"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> |

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<statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

Subject |
RE: AW: st: Stata Inbuilt commands |

Date |
Thu, 8 Oct 2009 17:06:08 +0100 |

Martin and Maarten [NB] have already explained that the code for inbuilt functions and commands is not visible to users. Such inbuilt commands are coded in C or Mata and the code compiled; the C or Mata source code remains inaccessible and firmly within StataCorp. -invnorm()- and -uniform()- and their successors are cases in point. There is nothing for such functions that users can see inside. What Victor may be thinking of here is -viewsource- or -source-: [P] viewsource . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . View source code (help viewsource) [M-1] source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Viewing the source code (help [M-1] source) Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thirty-three Stata Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H. Joseph Newton and N. J. Cox http://www.stata.com/bookstore/tips.html SJ-6-1 pr0022 . . . . . . . . . . . Stata tip 30: May the source be with you . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N. J. Cox Q1/06 SJ 6(1):149--150 (no commands) tip for using viewsource to locate and view source code or text files However, "source code" in the descriptions above is a strict subset of the entire source code, i.e. ado files and uncompiled Mata code. To repeat, the compiled source code is only visible through joining StataCorp as a developer. Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk Victor M. Zammit Thank you very much,Martin and Mateen foryour help.I will take a look at the sources that you have referred me to.However,some couple of years ago,there was the same query and someone suggested some ado file that reveals the code that is implied by functions such as invnorm(uniform()).I know I had saved that suggestion,but since then the computer that I was using had broken down and got lost. Thank you before hand for any suggestions, * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: AW: st: Stata Inbuilt commands***From:*Sergiy Radyakin <serjradyakin@gmail.com>

**References**:**AW: st: Stata Inbuilt commands***From:*"Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>

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