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USEPACKAGE: Stata module to find and install a list of user-written packages needed to run a do-file


  • Eric Booth

    () (Public Policy Research Institute, Texas A&M University)


usepackage finds and installs user-written packages that are needed to run a do-file. When sharing a do-file that contains calls to user-written commands from SSC or elsewhere, you can use usepackage to include a list of packages rather than writing a series of net install or ssc install commands to install a list of user-written packages (or instructing the user to find and install a list of packages via commands like findit or search). usepackage is particularly useful when user-written packages come from locations other than the SSC Archives because usepackage first searches the SSC and then if it does not find a match it searches other internet locations (e.g., those searched by net search by default), including but not limited to user-written additions published in the Stata Journal (SJ) and the Stata Technical Bulletin (STB).

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  • Eric Booth, 2011. "USEPACKAGE: Stata module to find and install a list of user-written packages needed to run a do-file," Statistical Software Components S457280, Boston College Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:boc:bocode:s457280
    Note: This module should be installed from within Stata by typing "ssc install mac_unab". The module is made available under terms of the GPL v3 ( Windows users should not attempt to download these files with a web browser.

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