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Re: st: somersd error message


From   Barry Quinn <brotherbarry@me.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: somersd error message
Date   Wed, 31 Oct 2012 11:38:54 +0000

Maarten, 

I have also tried to restart Stata but the same issue reoccurs

Barry

On 31 Oct 2012, at 11:01, Maarten Buis wrote:

> --- On Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 11:37 AM, Barry Quinn wrote:
>> I am using Stata12 on a Mac and have recently used -ssc install- to install the above package.
>> 
>> i am continually get the following error when running the command
>> 
>> tidotforsomersd():  3499  tidottree() not found
>>                 <istmt>:     -  function returned error
>> r(3499);
>> 
>> my Stata12 is updated to the latest version and i have used the auto.dta example from the help file which also produces the above error.
> 
> I suspect that the problem is that -somersd- uses a pre-compiled Mata
> function library. In order for Mata (and thus Stata ( and thus
> -somersd-)) to use it, it first needs to add it to its index. However,
> this does not happen automatically after you install a program with
> -ssc-. The reason is that that would also clear the Mata (not Stata)
> memory, which would be very un-stataish behavior for a Stata program
> like -ssc-, though probably unproblematic in most cases. As soon as
> you restart Stata, Stata will automatically index the necessary Mata
> functions and -somersd- should run. Alternatively, you don't have to
> restart Stata if you type -mata:mata mlib index-. Anyhow, if this is
> the problem than this issue only bites in the Stata session in which
> you installed -somersd-.
> 
> -- Maarten
> 
> 
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