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Re: st: transfer installed ados from one computer to another

From   Sergiy Radyakin <>
To   "" <>
Subject   Re: st: transfer installed ados from one computer to another
Date   Mon, 2 Dec 2013 12:48:55 -0500

Paolo, yes and no. You can transfer the whole ado folder. But if your
other computer is e.g. a different platform, your ado files may no
longer be working. On the other hand the packages online might have
been updated/modified and you might want to continue using your older
downloaded versions. Ideally a package must be supplied also as a
separate deployment, easily trackable. I have written a tool for that,
see slide 19 here:

and an example of such a deployment is here:

but of course no solution is perfect. E.g. the deployment becomes
platform-specific. And in newer Statas you have to press the run
button at some point (I recall it was fully automatic at the time of
Stata 9, but it could have been particular configurations of computers
I dealt with).

It seems that a file-by-file approach is best. You have to decide for
yourself whether it is safe to download fresh versions of every
package you are using or not from their current sources. If yes,
that's the best option.

Best, Sergiy

On Mon, Dec 2, 2013 at 10:35 AM, Paolo Moncagatta
<> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> A very simple question: is there any way to transfer the ados I have
> installed on one computer to another one? Or do I have to install them
> one by one in the new computer?
> Thanks in advance,
> Paolo
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