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Stata ado-files — 20 November 2000

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

        20 November 2000

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.
  5. Stata will provide you with a recommendation as to whether or not you should update your ado-files. Follow the recommendation.
  6. 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.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. Open Stata and select Official Updates from the Help menu.
  4. Click on the other location of your choosing link. A dialog will appear.
  5. Click on the Browse button and locate the newado folder. Select the newado folder in the Select a folder or volume dialog (do not open the folder by double-clicking it!)
  6. The button at the bottom should be titled Select "newado". Click on that button.
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  3. You may remove the ado.tar file.
  4. Start Stata and type update from ~/newado or wherever you extracted the ado-file updates.
  5. Stata will provide you with a recommendation as to whether or not you should update your ado-files. Follow the recommendation.
  6. 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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