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Re: st: re: nearstat version

From   Nick Cox <>
Subject   Re: st: re: nearstat version
Date   Fri, 3 Feb 2012 11:45:46 +0000

Apologies to Rüdiger for the dropped umlaut here.


On Fri, Feb 3, 2012 at 11:32 AM, Nick Cox <> wrote:
> This is more positive and better advice than I gave, although the
> explanation of what -version- means still stands.
> I didn't look at the -nearstat- documentation to see that the raw
> .mata code was included, but Rudiger did mention looking at it. I was
> wrongly inferring that there was a compiled library only.
> Nick
> On Fri, Feb 3, 2012 at 11:23 AM, Christopher Baum <> wrote:
>> <>
>>> However, whenever I run nearstat, I get the following error message:
>>> (nearstat_calcdist() in lnearstat, compiled by Stata 12.0, is too new
>>> to be run by
>>> this version of Stata and so was ignored)
>>>                 <istmt>:  3499  nearstat_calcdist() not found
>>> r(3499);
>>> Confusing right? Does anybody know why this happens?
>> This is probably because the author created the Mata library, lnearstat.mlib, on Stata 12. This is a similar problem to a thread last week. If you delete the .mlib file, restart Stata, and then do
>> do nearstat.mata  (from your /ado/plus/n directory)
>> nearstat should compile the appropriate Mata code on the fly and run. You would have to do this in each session.
>> Ultimately the answer is for the author to create the Mata library using a copy of Stata 10.1 if he wants the routine to be available to Stata 10.1, 11, 12, 12.1...

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