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Re: st: Why my codes run well on version 9.1 but not on version 10

From   Neil Shephard <>
Subject   Re: st: Why my codes run well on version 9.1 but not on version 10
Date   Fri, 26 Feb 2010 10:47:23 +0000

On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 10:37 AM, Quang Nguyen <> wrote:
> Dear all:
> Many thanks for your helpful comments. I run the program in the
> portable Stata version 9 and 10, and it run well. However, the program
> doesn't run properly in the Stata 10 which is fully installed into our
> computer. I would appreciate if you could help me find out whta might
> go on here:

You've provided a copy of one do-file that sorts a series of files,
does some merging, calls a series of other do-files for creating
variables, and then a series of do-files for data verification.

Readers will have no idea where your do-file is crashing, nor can they
see the contents of the do-files that you have not posted to the list
(those called for creating variables and data verification).

I'm also confused by what you mean with "portable Stata version 9 and
10" v's "Stata 10 which is fully installed into our computer".

My understanding is that an install of Stata as provided by StataCorp
is absolute, irrespective of whether its on a desktop, laptop or

What may differ is the additional user-written ado-files you have
installed on each computer.  As you've indicated that the code runs
fine under one install of Stata 10 (what you're terming "portabl") you
may wish to check that you have the same user-written ado-files
installed on the computer where you are having problems running your
code and install any that are missing and required to run your


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