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RE: st: RE: outreg2 + anova = error

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   RE: st: RE: outreg2 + anova = error
Date   Thu, 22 Jun 2006 23:45:39 +0100

I am sympathetic to a lot of whimsy. However, more prosaically, 
I have never experienced an instance in which a Stata
programmer changed the version number and left the 
program otherwise entirely changed. Thus if you ignore
the evidence of version numbers, you ignore useful 


roy wada replied to Richard Williams

> >My general experience has been that when there are multiple 
> copies of a 
> >program, the SSC version tends to be the most current 
> (although that is not 
> >guaranteed).
> What we had in outreg2 was an atavism, the unexpected appearance of a 
> primitive trait after several generations of absence. With 
> several versions 
> of the program floating around, a throwback happens sometime, 
> especially if 
> you are mixing the codes.
> Darwinian selection does not seem to be working here, though, 
> probably 
> because no self-replication is involved. I wonder if .ado 
> files can be made 
> to act like a macro virus and if Bill G. ever wake up in the 
> middle of the 
> night worrying about it.

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