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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 15:02:06 -0500

On Sep 28, 2007, at 2:25 PM, Giovanni Vecchi wrote:
I'm still puzzled about this (undocumented) wrapper... what's its purpose? Prompting me to ask the statalist? :)

I can't answer that, but my guess would be backward compatibility. In Stata 9, -verinst- did not wrap -about-, but was rather its own (separate) program. Perhaps -about- simply evolved to replace that functionality, but they left verinst.ado as a wrapper to ease the transition.

More seriously, my conclusion is that <verinst> is no longer available/working in Stata 10, and will fix my lecture notes accordingly.

-verinst- still works for me under Stata 10. However, since it is no longer documented (at least not online), you should probably move away from using it.

-- Phil

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