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Re: st: Install user-written ado files in a non-web environment

From   Christopher F Baum <>
To   "" <>
Subject   Re: st: Install user-written ado files in a non-web environment
Date   Tue, 9 Nov 2010 15:09:17 -0500


On Nov 9, 2010, at 2:33 AM, Jesper wrote:

> I work with Stata/MP 11.1 on a server, which is not connected to the
> internet for security reasons. The procedure I currently use to
> "install" user written packages is to install the package (fx -somersd-)
> into a dedicated folder in Stata on my local computer and then ask the
> tech at the server hosting company to place the files in a folder
> included in the adopath.
> This works but is cumbersome especially with large pkg as -somersd-, and
> furthermore it denies me the option of fx -ado describe- to check the
> version as the packages are not installed as such in Stata.
> What is the correct way to install in this setting? Can you download the
> entire package and install (not just copy) the required files ?

Place all files from a particular package from SSC or SJ in the SITE directory. 

On my Unix machine, that directory is 

SITE:  /Applications/stata/ado/site/

compare with   PLUS:  ~/Library/Application Support/Stata/ado/plus/

which references a user-specific directory.


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