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


From   Daniel Feenberg <feenberg@nber.org>
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 15:05:58 -0500 (EST)



On Thu, 20 Feb 2014, Christophe Kolodziejczyk 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

I never tried The old C plugins because of the restriction noted on the Stata website:

  Note that a plugin cannot create a new Stata variable but will happily
  fill in one that you have created in Stata and set it to either missing,
  zero, or whatever.

It appears that Java plugins can create a new variable, which would be
a substantial benefit.

Daniel Feenberg



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Christophe Kolodziejczyk
Research Fellow

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Danish Institute of Governmental Research
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DK-1150 København K

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