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


From   László Sándor <sandorl@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 14:59:33 -0400

Sorry about this, probably not worth your time. By policy change I
meant requiring SSC/SJ authors to publish the source code.

On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 2:44 PM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> 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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