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Re: st: problem running synth program - Synthetic Control Group

From   Austin Nichols <>
Subject   Re: st: problem running synth program - Synthetic Control Group
Date   Tue, 2 Mar 2010 10:59:38 -0500

Matilde P. Machado <>:
This runs in my Statas 9/SE, 10/SE, and 11/MP:

net from "";
net describe synth
net install synth, all replace force
h synth
use smoking, clear
tsset state year
mata: mata mlib index
synth cigsale beer(1984(1)1988) lnincome retprice age15to24
cigsale(1988) cigsale(1980) cigsale(1975), trunit(3) trperiod(1989)

On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 8:14 AM, Matilde P. Machado
<> wrote:
> Dear Stata users
> I would like to know if someone had problems running the Synthetic Control
> Group program (synth) by Alberto Abadie.
> I tried running synth in two machines.
> * In the first one, the operating system is windows XP 64 bits and Stata9
> multiprocessor bits and I get the error message:
> "Could not load plugin: c:\ado\plus\s\synthopt.plugin
> (error occurred while loading synth.ado)"
> * In the second one, the operating system is windows-vista 32 bits and
> stata9 (version 9.0) SE and I get the message:
> plugin interface version is 2.0.
> This Stata only understands plugin interfaces up to 1.0.
> (error occurred while loading synth.ado)
> r(9997);
> I could really use any advise. Many thanks
> Matilde Machado
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