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st: Choosing between SSC & SJ for ado files

From   "Michael S. Hanson" <>
Subject   st: Choosing between SSC & SJ for ado files
Date   Thu, 31 Aug 2006 16:51:35 -0400

I am interested in installing the -freduse- command that was just announced in SJ 6-3. (This command allows one to load macroeconomic data directly into Stata from the Federal Reserve Economic Database (FRED) at the St. Louis Fed.) -findit freduse- returns two sources for the corresponding package:

2 packages found (Stata Journal and STB listed first)

st0110 from
SJ6-3 st0110. Importing Federal Reserve economic data / Importing Federal
Reserve economic data / by David M. Drukker, StataCorp / Support: / After installation, type help freduse

freduse from
'FREDUSE': module to Import FRED (Federal Reserve Economic Database) data
/ The FRED repository at / contains
over 3,000 U.S. economic time series. Each time series / is stored in a
separate file that also contains a string-date / variable and header with

Based on this message from Kit Baum,


do I understand correctly that installing from SSC (that is, RePEc) is preferable if a package is updated more frequently than once a quarter and one plans to use -adoupdate- to manage installed packages? Thanks for any clarification on this question.

-- Mike

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