27 July 2011
Questions are listed below in the following categories:
- General programming FAQs
- Dialog FAQs
- Mata FAQs
- FAQs concerning releases before Stata 11
1. General programming FAQs
How do I modify an ado-file created for previous versions of Stata to support factor variables and the collinearity behavior introduced in Stata 11?
Why don’t my user-written estimation commands work in Stata 11 or Stata 12?
I have a certain version of Stata and have come across a user-written program that is apparently written for a later version of Stata. What are my options?
Is there any way to get around the 70-option limit in
Stata’s syntax command?
How do I process parallel lists?
How do I signal that there are alternative
types of arguments to program options?
What is the difference between a release
marker and a version number in a ado-file?
How can I use Stata to solve a system of nonlinear equations?
How can I automatically execute
certain commands every time I start Stata?
I have an if command in my
program that only seems to evaluate the first observation, what's going
Why does my do-file or ado-file
produce different results every time I run it?
How can I pass
arguments to my do-file?
Why do I get errors with my
How do I debug my
How do I add an
observation to a dataset when coding an ado-file?
I coded `a'^2 and got the wrong
How can I save
Where is the official ado directory?
Where is my personal ado
Why does a program defined by an
ado-file sometimes not work when given a string
How do I assign multiple backslash characters to macros in Stata?
2. Dialog FAQs
A. How do I get started writing Stata dialogs?
Dialog programming (part 1)—Getting started
Dialog programming (part 2)—Adding features
Dialog programming (part 3)—Using tabs
Dialog programming (part 4)—Using options
B. How do I share user-written dialogs and Stata menus?
Sharing dialogs (part 1)—Basic terminology and overview
Sharing dialogs (part 2)—Dialog-box programs
Sharing dialogs (part 3)—Stata menus
Sharing dialogs (part 4)—Submenus and dialogs
C. Advanced dialog topics
What can you tell me about using the
.idlg files that are written by StataCorp and used in their
How can I take care of
prerequisites in dialog boxes?
Can I use existing Stata
.idlg files for my own graphics command dialog?
4. FAQs concerning releases before Stata 11
What can you tell me about the
Windows 98 operating system and
Why do I get puzzling results with the
for command and local or global macros?
Why do some nested
for commands produce an error?
Why is post giving a syntax
How can I remove collinear
variables from a varlist?
I just downloaded and installed
an ado-file from an early STB (before STB-7), and I am having trouble
running it. What's wrong?
Where does Stata look for
Where should I keep my