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Stata ado-files — November 1998

Install this update if, when you type help whatsnew after entering Stata, the update history does not contain the lines

        Update, November 1998 (from STB-46)

After you install the updates, type help whatsnew and Stata will indicate if the updates are installed and provide a summary of the changes. A description of updates can also be found on the Ado-files What's New page.

Windows/DOS Installation Instructions

  1. Click on the ado.zip link to download the file.
  2. Unzip the file using pkunzip, winzip, or any other zip extractor into the official ado directory (which is probably C:\STATA\ADO). For instance, assuming that you downloaded ado.zip into C:\TEMP, you could type
            C:\WINDOWS> cd \stata\ado
            C:\STATA\ADO> pkunzip -o c:\temp\ado.zip
    
  3. You may delete the ado.zip file that you downloaded.
  4. Stata will now use the new ado files and help files. The next time you start Stata, type help whatsnew to check the installation.

Macintosh Installation Instructions

  1. Click on the ado.sea.hqx link to download the file.
  2. If you have StuffIt Expander installed, the file may be automatically expanded after it has finished downloading. If so, go to step 3. If not,
    1. De-BinHex the file using StuffIt Expander by dropping the file ado.sea.hqx on top of the StuffIt Expander icon.
    2. If StuffIt Expander de-BinHexes the file and also expands it, go to step 3. If not, double-click on the file ado.sea, and it will expand.
  3. After ado.sea.hqx has been expanded, a folder named "newado" will appear. Move the contents of the folder (not the folder itself) into the official ado folder, which is the "ado" folder in your Stata folder. Do not move the files into the a, b, c, etc., subfolders!
  4. If the system warns you that some of the files already exist, you should replace them all.
  5. You may trash the ado.sea file if you wish.
  6. Stata will now use the new ado files and help files. The next time you start Stata, type help whatsnew to check the installation.

Unix Installation Instructions

  1. Click on the ado.tar.Z link to download the file.
  2. Set your umask so that the file permissions will be correct, and uncompress and untar the file into the official ado directory (which is probably /usr/local/stata/ado). For instance, assuming that you downloaded ado.tar.Z into /tmp, you could type
            # cd /usr/local/stata/ado
            # umask 022
            # uncompress /tmp/ado.tar.Z
            # tar -xf /tmp/ado.tar
  3. You may remove the ado.tar file.
  4. Stata will now use the new ado files and help files. The next time you start Stata, type help whatsnew to check the installation.

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