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RE: st: Uninstalling older versions of stata? / Wish I'd known earlier


From   "Allan Reese (Cefas)" <allan.reese@cefas.co.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: Uninstalling older versions of stata? / Wish I'd known earlier
Date   Wed, 8 Dec 2010 11:10:48 -0000

I wrote:
>   5) The older version will include Do and ADO files downloaded (eg
> from SSC) at various times or amended.  After upgrading it may take me
some time to recall
> what has been added or amended, so best to keep all the old files just
in case.

And then found -adoupdate-* which lists all the SSC bits that have been
added and -adopath- which lists the order of searching.

While I'm sure Stata and SSC are consistent, what worried me was that
there is an -ado- path under ...\stataX and another under C:\ado - but I
have not created and used \ado\personal.  Just read in [U]17.5.2 that
I'm therefore an "old-time Stata user"! I'm not paranoid but just
*annoyed* for many years that, under Windows, files get created all over
the place and we are all at the mercy of the Registry (which I think
Stata doesn't use).

Allan


* for Ronan to add to his list




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