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st: AW: -catplot- revised on SSC


From   "Kaulisch, Marc" <kaulisch@forschungsinfo.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: AW: -catplot- revised on SSC
Date   Tue, 8 Jun 2010 18:30:29 +0200

Nick,

Thanks a lot. This looks like a great improvement as far as I can tell from my test right now...

Marc 

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Von: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von Nick Cox
Gesendet: Dienstag, 8. Juni 2010 16:46
An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Betreff: st: -catplot- revised on SSC

As signalled earlier today, and thanks to Kit Baum, -catplot- has been revised on SSC. 

. ssc desc catplot 

gives an executive summary. 

Please use -ssc- or -adouPdate- to install if interested. 

I revised the syntax and much extended the help file. 

Stata 8 is required (still). 

If you used -catplot- previously, then please note that the new
-catplot- breaks old habits and any .do or .ado files. 

I didn't do that lightly, and did consider other possibilities, e.g.
trying to be smart enough to recognise both syntaxes, but then that's a pain too; or changing the name, but I like the name -catplot-, so there; or some version control fudge, but that's not attractive either. 

If you used -catplot- previously, you have choices: 

1. You need not download the new files. But you're missing out on learning what -catplot- can do. 

2. You could just download the new files, but carefully rename them with a name of your choice. But it's your program now! 

3. You could just learn the new syntax. I think it's better, but then I would, wouldn't I?

4. You could learn to program Stata; that way you need not be bitten by user-programmer  caprices. 

Nick
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 


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