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In Stata, how do I change the path to user-written ado files?

By default, Stata for Windows uses the c:\ado directory for user-written ado files. You can list Stata's system directories by executing the .sysdir command:

.sysdir STATA: C:\Program Files\Stata11\ UPDATES: C:\Program Files\Stata11\ado\updates\ BASE: C:\Program Files\Stata11\ado\base\ SITE: C:\Program Files\Stata11\ado\site\ PLUS: c:\ado\plus\ PERSONAL: c:\ado\personal\ OLDPLACE: c:\ado\

If you need to change the default path, run the .sysdir set command. Suppose you store Long and Freese's SPost module in the e:\ado\plus directory of a memory stick or flash card. You would then need to run the following command:

.sysdir set PLUS "e:\ado\plus" or .sysdir set PERSONAL "e:\ado\plus"

Stata will then find user-written commands in the e:\ado\plus directory.

If you have questions about using statistical and mathematical software at Indiana University, email UITS Research Analytics (formerly known as the Stat/Math Center). Research Analytics is located on the IU Bloomington campus at Woodburn Hall 200, and is open for consultation by appointment Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. For more, visit Research Analytics on the web, or call 812-855-4724 (IUB) or 317-278-4740 (IUPUI).

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Last modified on January 13, 2014.

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