[M-3] lmbuild -- Easily create function library
. lmbuild libname [, [new|replace|add] dir(dirname) size(#)]
libname is the name of a Mata library, such as lexample.mlib. Library
names must start with l and end in .mlib. Library names may be
specified with or without the extension.
lmbuild is a Stata command that you use from Stata's dot prompt, not from
Mata's colon prompt.
lmbuild builds Mata function libraries just as mata mlib does. Even
though lmbuild virtually requires the creation of a do-file, it is easier
to use and is therefore a better alternative than mata mlib.
Why two commands to do the same thing? mata mlib existed first to create
Mata libraries, but it was complicated to use. lmbuild was added later
and makes it easier to create those libraries.
You type lmbuild after Stata's dot prompt, not Mata's colon prompt.