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Re: st: Scheme error message

From   Constantine Daskalakis <>
Subject   Re: st: Scheme error message
Date   Wed, 08 Sep 2004 12:44:44 -0400

At 10:39 AM 9/8/2004, Friedrich Huebler wrote:
I would like to use the s2color scheme with a white background
instead of the default ltbluishgray. I copied the file s2color.scheme
to the personal ado directory, changed the line "color background
ltbluishgray" to "color background white", and saved the scheme under
the name s2colorfh.scheme. When I use this new scheme I get an error

What am I doing wrong? When I use a modified s2mono scheme with a
white background I don't get an error message but the modified
s2color scheme does not work.

Friedrich Huebler
I've had exactly the same problem it seems. After spending 2 hours trying to figure out what I was doing wrong and a couple of messages to Stata tech support, here's the final answer (haven't had the chance to check that out yet):

At 02:56 PM 8/31/2004, Stata Technical Support wrote:


The structure of the schemes has changed.  You shouldn't use the file named
"s2color.scheme" as your model.  Instead, you need to use "scheme-s2color.
scheme" which can be found in the same folder (C:\Program Files\Stata8\ado\
I am quite annoyed with Stata lately. It seems that there are far too many "enhancements" and "features" that are undocumented or plain contradictory to what the manual says. I do not want to waste hours of my time to read the manual and do things right and then have that all go down the drain just because Stata have decided to redo the whole thing and forgot to tell anyone.

Major changes that go against the manual should be reserved for new versions, NOT updates (unless it is to fix something that is really wrong). But perhaps, it's just my nature to gripe.


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Constantine Daskalakis, ScD
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Biostatistics Section, Thomas Jefferson University,
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