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RE: st: overid test after ivprobit

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   RE: st: overid test after ivprobit
Date   Mon, 13 Nov 2006 17:16:08 -0000

-ssc- has no magic whereby you can install files in
any places in which you have no right to install them. 
If it were otherwise, you would have a way to subvert 
standard restrictions on networked system installation 
which would be variously illegal, unethical and -- to 
put it mildly -- disconcerting to IT managers, systems
administrators, etc. 

But that's secondary to the main points, which are 

1. using a browser is a lousy way to install things whenever
you call -ssc- instead; 

2. why do people persist in trying that given the multiple
explanations of why it's a bad idea (in our own Statalist
FAQ for example, which posters are all asked to read)? 

In networked situations I routinely 
migrate to students' own filespace in helping them 
install stuff from SSC that happens not to be installed
locally. Here I tend to use -ssc copy-. 


Ramani Gunatilaka

> Thanks for this. But would
> ssc install overid, replace
> also apply in the case of a networked system? The IT Manager in my
> department is finding it difficult to install this ado file on the
> network.
> Sorry for the bother.

Kit Baum 

> > Ramani asks
> >
> > I am having some difficulty installing the latest version 
> of -overid-
> > runs after ivprobit because there are earlier versions. I 
> tried to get
> > it from '' after doing a 
> search, but
> > was told "You don't have permission to access 
> /RePEc/bocode/o/ on this
> > server."
> > Can someone please let me know the exact line of command I need to
> > type to get the latest version? I would be very grateful.
> >
> >
> > First of all you should never try to get these files with a web
> > browser, as every page describing them warns you.
> >
> > ssc install overid, replace
> >
> > will properly install the files and remove previous versions if
> > necessary. The replace option will work even if there are no prior
> > versions on your adopath.

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