Ancillary Files Stata Commands
Stata commands often need to access external programs or ancillary files, which may be hard to find unless they are in the working directory or the ado path. The whereis command provides a convenient way to keep track of resource locations by maintaining a directory or registry of external files and folders, making things simple for developers and users alike.
Ancillary Files Stata Commands
However, it is not clear how, other than by navigating to an out-of-the-way directory for user-selected add-on packages how users can load these data. For example, is there a way to make data files for .ado files available with commands like:
However, I would argue that would be very poor style. When Stata programmers publish a package centred on programs and their help files, they often make test datasets available, but the best standard is to mark such files as ancillary and let users download them to a location of their own choice using net get. As said, this is a choice.
Turns out that I misunderstood the installation process, and that the functionality I desire is in Stata. I had assumed that the data files were automatically installed, but see now that they are considered ancillary, and require additional explicit installation. When this is done, the user gains access by simply typing, for example, use amazingdata. Done. Simple!
This error indicates that your installation of the dm0082 package is missing several important ancillary files. The message above is from a Linux system, but you should see a similar message on Windows or macOS.
The ancillary files for dm0082 are not automatically placed in the correct location when they are installed. Instead, they are copied to your current working directory. The following pattern files will need to be moved from your current working directory to the folder referenced in the error message above:
These are manuals for programs and packages distributed on the SSC archive site.They contain up-to-date versions of the methods and formulas used by these programs and packages.Stata users can download them from the SSC archive site as ancillary files,using the ssc command in Stata.The copies here are intended for reference by people who may want to know the methods and formulas,and who do not necessarily have immediate access to Stata.The methods and formulas are in the public domain, as are the programs and packages,although Stata itself is proprietary.
It is now just as easy to produce Word and PDF documents with Stata embedded results as it is to produce Excel worksheets. Lots of users loved putexcel in Stata 14. If you are among them, you will love the new putdocx and putpdf commands. They work just like putexcel. You can write do-files to create entire Word or PDF reports containing the latest results, tables, and graphs. You can automate reproducible reports.
FM files are often linked to several ancillary files, which use the same filename as the FM file but different extensions, such as .TXT, OP, TL, TDB, FDB, and CDB. FeatureCAM uses these ancillary files to load an FM file more quickly. However, you can open an FM file in FeatureCAM even if you do not possess its linked ancillary files. FeatureCAM will recreate the ancillary files when you open your FM file.