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Re: st: source code of mo files in ssc or sj packages


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: source code of mo files in ssc or sj packages
Date   Wed, 4 Apr 2012 19:44:33 +0100

Sorry, but I don't get what policy change you are imagining. If you
can't download, how is code to be delivered to you?

2012/4/4 László Sándor <sandorl@gmail.com>:
> Thank you very much, Kit.
>
> FWIW, my justification: I can only type with remote access, so I can
> type in the most important code I would use. Or I can script "myself
> typing", but I can only get text up stil.
>
> Maybe this use case is so limited that no policy will change because
> of this. Thanks again, I hope I'll be able to get ivqreg one day.
>
> On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 2:22 PM, Christopher Baum <kit.baum@bc.edu> wrote:
>> <>
>> Laszlo said
>>
>>> I need to work with quantile IV models, and I trust the work of Do Won
>>> Kwak on this, which seems to be imminent in Stata Journal:
>>>
>>> https://www.msu.edu/~kwakdo/ivqreg.pdf
>>>
>>>
>>> However, the package circulated has the readable ado file but the
>>> compiled mo files. Is there a repository for the source of these (at
>>> least after it gets onto sj)?
>>>
>>> Of course, I contacted Do Won about this, but he must be busy, he has
>>> not got back to me yet.
>>>
>>> I would need the original source to be able to copy it to a system and
>>> compile over there. I cannot upload files.
>>
>>
>> .mo (compiled Mata) files are not platform/OS dependent. They are only sensitive to the version of Mata that
>> was used to compile them.
>>
>> Although it would always be preferable for SJ or SSC authors to provide the Mata source code for their
>> routines, they need not do so if they wish to keep them private (just as StataCorp does for a number of commands
>> accessed from an .mlib, whereas others are accessible within Mata). Thus it is not an SJ submission requirement
>> that Mata source code be provided, although it is always welcomed. Likewise for the SSC Archive.
>>
>> If you can copy .ado files to a server, you can copy .mo or .mlib files to the server, so strictly
>> speaking you do not need the .mo files to use the commands that reference their contents.
>>
>> Kit
>> manager SSC
>>

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