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Re: st: Problem with Recognizing User Written Programs


From   Alan Neustadtl <alan.neustadtl@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Problem with Recognizing User Written Programs
Date   Thu, 25 Aug 2011 10:00:32 -0400

Nick,

Thank you for your suggestion.  Because I did not receive any replies
(on this active list) I searched the archive and could not find my
original post (so posted again).  I apologize for the wasted bandwidth
and will pursue his with Stata Corp.

Best,
Alan

On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 9:55 AM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
> You posted this before and got no replies, which usually means that
> people don't recognise the problem or have enough information to
> answer helpfully.
>
> My own guess is that if something really had happened in Stata 11 it
> would have been spotted by now as many people do something like this.
> But I recommend discussing your problem with Stata technical support.
> I guess one key is exactly how you install user-written software as
> it's my understanding that only installations that use -net- directly
> or indirectly will be recognised by (e.g.) -ado-. I doubt that copying
> files otherwise would show up. Also, if you installed packages while
> using Stata 11 I doubt that upgrading to Stata 12 will entail
> inheriting that information from your Stata 11 files. These are
> (slightly informed) guesses and especially open to correction.
>
> Nick
>
> On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 2:40 PM, Alan Neustadtl
> <alan.neustadtl@gmail.com> wrote:
>> In both Stata versions 11 and 12 for Windows something has changed so
>> that some Stata commands do not recognize user-written software.  For
>> example -ado- does not find any user installed programs.  Yet, the
>> files are physically on my hard drive and in the Stata path so they
>> all can be run. For example, entering -outreg- at the command line
>> after a regression estimation command produces the expected result.
>>
>> So, while I can use all of the user-written programs I have installed,
>> -adoupdate- and -ado- do not find these same programs.
>>
>> Another clue, if I install a program not currently on my computer
>> (e.g. -net install vreverse.pkg-) the program installs properly and
>> -ado- finds it.
>>
>> For programs already installed but not visible to -ado- using -net
>> install vreverse.pkg, force- makes them available to -ado-.
>>
>> Any suggestions?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Alan
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