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Stata 11 ado-files — 16 Feb 2012 update

Install this update if, when you type update after entering Stata, the date of the currently installed ado-file updates is not
        16 Feb 2012

Do not install this update if you are not using Stata 11.

After you install the updates, typing help whatsnew will indicate the updates are installed and provide a summary of the changes.

Windows 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 a temporary directory on your hard disk (e.g. C:\TEMP).
  3. You may delete the ado.zip file that you downloaded.
  4. Start Stata and type update from c:\temp or wherever you unzipped the ado-file updates. If the path to the location where you extracted the file contains spaces (e.g., C:\Documents and Settings\userid\My Documents\temp), you must enclose the path in double quotes.
  5. Be sure to preserve the directory structure from the zip file when you extract it.
  6. Stata will provide you with a recommendation as to whether or not you should update your ado-files. Follow the recommendation.
  7. If you are prompted to update ado-files, Stata will install and use the new ado files and help files. Type help whatsnew to check the installation.

Macintosh installation instructions

  1. Click on the ado.zip 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, unzip the file using StuffIt Expander.
  3. After ado.zip has been expanded, a folder named ado Folder will appear. Open Stata and select Official Updates from the Help menu.
  4. Click on the other location of your choosing link. A Choose Official Update Site dialog will appear.
  5. Click on the Browse button and locate the ado Folder folder from the file dialog. Select the ado Folder folder (do not open the folder by double-clicking it!)
  6. Click on the Choose button.
  7. Click OK from the Choose Official Update Site dialog.
  8. A new page will appear and there will be a link under Recommendation that you update ado-files. Click on that link and the updated ado-files will be installed.
  9. Stata will now use the new ado files and help files. Type help whatsnew to check the installation.

Unix installation instructions

  1. Click on the ado.tar.Z link to download the file.
  2. Uncompress and untar the ado.tar.Z file into some temporary directory (e.g. ~/newado):
        % uncompress ado.tar.Z
        % mkdir ~/newado
        % cd ~/newado
        % tar -xf /wherever/you/saved/it/ado.tar
  1. You may remove the ado.tar file.
  2. Start Stata and type update from ~/newado or wherever you extracted the ado-file updates.
  3. Stata will provide you with a recommendation as to whether or not you should update your ado-files. Follow the recommendation.
  4. If you are prompted to update ado-files, Stata will install and use the new ado files and help files. Type help whatsnew to check the installation.

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