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RE: st: manipulate built-in stata commands

From   Nick Cox <>
To   "''" <>
Subject   RE: st: manipulate built-in stata commands
Date   Thu, 24 Nov 2011 14:26:19 +0000

As I said in my posting, that's fine and what many people do. 

You could build a wrapper around -generate- that takes what it produces and modifies it. 


Jakob Pohlisch/Raoul 

sorry but it seems i haven't made myself clear. My fault. its not that i wanted to change the code and thats it. i wanted to get the code so i could make my own .ado-file. if that is illegal i'am sorry but i really didn't know that. there are so many "unoffical" .ado-files out there, that i thought i could change some of them the way i need them - for my personal use...i didn't mean to hurt someone copyrights or something like that. for sure i didn't just wanted to change the code, but wanted to change it and create my "own" .ado-file like myowngenerate.ado. too bad that this isn't possible...

> Von: daniel klein <>
> you are best advised not to change any of offical Stata's code, but to
> copy that code and make changes in the copied version. You should also
> document the changes in a .hlp file. Changing offical programs will
> get you in trouble whenever these programs are updated and you are
> likely to use track of what you did. Plus, it will become almost
> impossible for others to understand your code, since you use offical
> Stata's command names with syntax that differs for the documentation.
> This said, there is no way you can change build-in commands, since
> these are in comiled C code.

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