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Re: st: Java plugins. Experiences, pros and cons, when to use them?


From   Sergiy Radyakin <serjradyakin@gmail.com>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Java plugins. Experiences, pros and cons, when to use them?
Date   Thu, 20 Feb 2014 11:40:42 -0500

Christophe,
there are a few hurdles you have to jump, and you should follow the
manual literally. With that Java is much more suitable e.g. for my
needs, than plugins. Mainly because it's cross-platform portability is
given. I wouldn't use it to write estimation commands. Looking at what
StataCorp itself is doing with it: import delimited, ftp, etc. See
list in this message:
http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2013-10/msg00882.html
Being able to create fancy dialogs is another benefit.

That perfectly fits my needs, with one exception Java is not present
in earlier versions of Stata and there is plenty of older
installations out there. So far I carefully weigh the expected
audience and try to keep compatibility a top priority, usually
limiting myself to range of capabilities of Stata 9 or 10, but in a
few years, I expect to fully switch to Java.

Best, Sergiy Radyakin

On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 11:08 AM, Christophe Kolodziejczyk
<ck.statalist@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Statalister
> I would like to have some feedback from  anyone on the list who could
> share his or her experience with Java plugins. It is a new feature of
> Stata 13 and I haven't tried it yet. But I was wondering in which
> cases they might be useful and whether there is an advantage in terms
> of execution time compared to mata. I don't really see why Stata Corp
> has actually introduced them, but I would be happy to learn more about
> them :-).
> Best regards
> Christophe
>
>
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