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Re: st: identifying strings that differ on one or two letters

From   "Joseph Coveney" <>
To   <>
Subject   Re: st: identifying strings that differ on one or two letters
Date   Mon, 22 Nov 2010 11:28:29 +0900

Julian Reif wrote:

Unfortunately, as Nick pointed out, your platform is currently not supported by
-strgroup-. This is because the nature of plugins requires that I recompile them
for all possible platforms in order to use them on that platform.  The only way
I know how to do this is to actually obtain access to the platform in question,
install a gcc-compliant compiler if necessary (Linux and Mac OS's tend to
include have these by default while Windows does not), and then recompile the
code.  I do not have access to your platform; thus I cannot compile my plugin
for it.  If anybody knows an easier way to do this, please share.

Alternatively, if somebody has access to Dalhia's platform and is willing to
compile the plugin for her, I am happy to send my C code to him or her and then
upload the compiled plugin file to the SSC archive.


Any chance that the C code could be translated into Mata code?  It's not 
necessarily difficult:  a couple of years ago, I needed to convert the C source
code for one of Takuya Ooura's double-exponential quadrature programs* into 
Mata.  It took just a handful of ASCII character changes.  I'm not sure what
kind of hit it would take in efficiency, but it solves the platform-dependence 

Joseph Coveney


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