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Stata 7: How can I download and install the StataQuest menu additions?

Title   Stata 7: Downloading and installing StataQuest to Stata 7
Author Lisa Gilmore, StataCorp
Date March 2001

To download and install the StataQuest menu additions to Stata, enter these commands in Stata:

    . net cd http://www.stata.com

    . net cd quest7

    . net install quest1

    . net install quest2

    . net install quest3

Here is the output from entering these commands:

    . net cd http://www.stata.com 
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    http://www.stata.com/
    STB and other user-written additions for use with Stata
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Welcome to Stata Corporation.

    Below we provide additions to Stata that were published in the STB or
    mentioned on Statalist.  These are NOT THE OFFICIAL UPDATES; you fetch and
    install the official updates by typing -update-.

    DIRECTORIES you could -net cd- to:
        stb               materials published in the Stata Technical Bulletin
        users             materials by various people including StataCorp employees
        meetings          Stata user group meetings
        quest7            StataQuest additions for Stata 7 (Windows, Mac, and Unix)
        quest             StataQuest additions for Stata 6 (Windows and Mac only)
        links             other locations providing additions to Stata
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    . net cd quest7 
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    http://www.stata.com/quest7/
    StataQuest addition for Stata 7
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    StataQuest provides a pull-down menu system for accessing the basic features
    of Stata.  StataQuest is especially popular with students and student labs.
    You can add the StataQuest features to your copy of Stata by installing the
    three packages below.  They will not interfere with Stata's normal operation.

    When you want to use Stata in StataQuest mode, type quest on.
    When you want to stop using StataQuest mode, type quest off.

    If you are using Stata 6, please -net link- to the appropriate location.

    PLACES you could -net link- to:
        quest6            StataQuest additions for Stata 6

    PACKAGES you could -net describe-:
        quest1            StataQuest additions (part 1 of 3)
        quest2            StataQuest additions (part 2 of 3)
        quest3            StataQuest additions (part 3 of 3)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    . net install quest1

    . net install quest2

    . net install quest3

To start StataQuest, type quest on. Likewise, type quest off to shut StataQuest off.

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