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Re: st: re: nearstat version


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: re: nearstat version
Date   Fri, 3 Feb 2012 11:32:18 +0000

This is more positive and better advice than I gave, although the
explanation of what -version- means still stands.

I didn't look at the -nearstat- documentation to see that the raw
.mata code was included, but Rudiger did mention looking at it. I was
wrongly inferring that there was a compiled library only.

Nick

On Fri, Feb 3, 2012 at 11:23 AM, Christopher Baum <kit.baum@bc.edu> wrote:
> <>
>> However, whenever I run nearstat, I get the following error message:
>> (nearstat_calcdist() in lnearstat, compiled by Stata 12.0, is too new
>> to be run by
>> this version of Stata and so was ignored)
>>                 <istmt>:  3499  nearstat_calcdist() not found
>> r(3499);
>>
>> Confusing right? Does anybody know why this happens?
>
> This is probably because the author created the Mata library, lnearstat.mlib, on Stata 12. This is a similar problem to a thread last week. If you delete the .mlib file, restart Stata, and then do
>
> do nearstat.mata  (from your /ado/plus/n directory)
>
> nearstat should compile the appropriate Mata code on the fly and run. You would have to do this in each session.
>
> Ultimately the answer is for the author to create the Mata library using a copy of Stata 10.1 if he wants the routine to be available to Stata 10.1, 11, 12, 12.1...
>
> Kit
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