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Re: Re: st: NEW MODULE: wbdata - World Bank Data Bases


From   JP Azevedo <jp.statalist@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: Re: st: NEW MODULE: wbdata - World Bank Data Bases
Date   Thu, 3 Feb 2011 18:17:39 -0500

Richard,
Thanks for the suggestion. I think it is quite resonable. I will work on it.
Best,
JP


On Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 6:11 PM, Richard Williams
<richardwilliams.ndu@gmail.com> wrote:
> At 05:22 PM 2/3/2011, Christopher Baum wrote:
>>
>> As has been pointed out, _pecats is described in JP's helpfile for wbdata
>> as a Long and Freese module. He has included
>> it in several other routines on SSC, with acknowledgement. That's why
>> there was already a _pecats.ado on SSC (although
>> Long and Freese software is not generally available from SSC).
>>
>> I was unaware of the name conflict because the material referenced above
>> from the SJ was never on SSC. It is JP's call as to whether he should rename
>> his routine. Obviously there can only be one ado-file of a given name on
>> SSC, but that does not prevent name reuse between STB, SJ, SSC and
>> user-provided archives. There is the issue of 'who got there first', but
>> then I had a routine on SSC for some time, only to find a routine with the
>> same name appearing in a new issue of the SJ...
>
> In general, you have to be careful about multiple versions of Long and
> Freese software. For example, their -fitstat- routine is available on SSC,
> but a much more current version of the software is available on Long's
> website as part of their -spost9- package of programs. Maybe _pecats is the
> same wherever you find it, but if it is vital as a supporting app for some
> program I myself would be tempted to rename it while still giving credit.
>
>
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