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Re: st: about vs. verinst

From   Phil Schumm <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   Re: st: about vs. verinst
Date   Fri, 28 Sep 2007 11:22:30 -0500

On Sep 28, 2007, at 10:30 AM, Giovanni Vecchi wrote:
with the advent of Stata 10, the commands <about> and <verinst> produce the same output. Exactly the same. This does not make sense to me.

While <about> is still documented in the reference manual, <verisnt> is not. Nor is there an entry for <verinst> in the on- line help.

I'm tempted to conclude that <verinst> has become an out-of-date command. Can anyone confirm it?

You can answer your own question by using -viewsource-.  Typing

. viewsource verinst.ado

will show you that verinst.ado is merely a wrapper for -about-:

*! version 1.2.0  10feb2007
program define verinst
        version 10


-- Phil

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