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re: Re: st: getting user-written commands presented at Stata user meetings?

From   "Ariel Linden, DrPH" <>
To   <>
Subject   re: Re: st: getting user-written commands presented at Stata user meetings?
Date   Fri, 14 Jun 2013 10:17:38 -0400

Thank you Nick and Sergiy. 

On the one hand, I can understand the issues you raise here with alluding to
the proprietary nature of the programs, however, it seems odd to me that at
a Stata users-meeting, the programs presented are not made available  (where
everyone is a Stata user and would most likely want to use one or more of
the programs presented).


Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2013 19:14:06 +0100
From: Nick Cox <>
Subject: Re: st: getting user-written commands presented at Stata user

Users' meetings are run locally and by many standards quite informally.

The programme of each meeting is a series of talks given by Stata
users and (often) StataCorp staff.

Two linked patterns have been common for presented material:

1. Posting slides and sometimes software on

2. Equivalent posting on REPEC, usually organised by Kit Baum.

I've never heard of any meeting insisting that code must be published.
That would not be appropriate for many talks.

In this case I was one of the organisers and can affirm that general

On 13 June 2013 16:32, Ariel Linden, DrPH <> wrote:
> I happened to come across this presentation that was given at the UK Stata
> user meeting.
> Interestingly enough, I cannot find the actual command -pscore2- that this
> presentation describes (nor can I find the contact information for the
> author). My questions are both general and specific:
> (1) General: is there an expectation that a command presented at a Stata
> users meeting would be made available to the public? Similarly, why would
> there be no contact information for the author? That is, unless they do
> want to be contacted.
> (2) Specific: How do I actually get hold of -pscore2-? I went through the
> usual channels in Stata (findit) as well as a google search...
> It seems rather odd to me...
> Ariel

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