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st: Dependencies in Stata ado-packages

From (Brendan Halpin)
Subject   st: Dependencies in Stata ado-packages
Date   Tue, 19 Jun 2012 00:39:23 +0100

Is there any mechanism for dealing with the situation where one
user-written package depends on another? 

If no mechanism, is there a convention? 

More concretely: I have a package which uses mm_expand() from moremata.
Is there a way of making -net install mypackage- check for the presence
of moremata and install it if it is missing? If not, is there a standard
way to bring it to the user's attention?

Brendan Halpin,   Department of Sociology,   University of Limerick,   Ireland
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