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Re: st: re: how to build a website to allow downloads from within Stata


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: re: how to build a website to allow downloads from within Stata
Date   Sun, 9 Dec 2012 15:12:57 +0000

If they are your students using Stata over a network, then you may
need no more than to give the full filepath.

Nick

On Sun, Dec 9, 2012 at 1:55 PM, Christopher Baum <kit.baum@bc.edu> wrote:

> Chuntao Li said
>
>    I urgently need to build a dataset so that students can access the data from within stata, such as using the command like net from. Can someone tell me where I can find helps for this?
>
> You don't need to do anything special. You do not use 'net from' for data; you use it for user sites which allow the download of Stata programs. If all you want to do is allow downloads of .dta files, just put them on a server and publicise their location to the students:
>
> use http://your.server.name/directory/whatever.dta
>
> You may find the code of -bcuse- helpful in setting up a command for your students which allows them to avoid typing the full URL. Try
>
> ssc type bcuse.ado

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