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Re: st: Re: stability tests (fwd)
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Date: Friday, October 11, 2002 14:16 +0100
From: Pauline Rogers <Pauline.Rogers@cancer.org.uk>
Subject: Re: st: Re: stability tests
At 08:29 11/10/2002 -0400, you wrote:
I hope I am replying to the right person.
The error 'and' actually refers to a problem in reading/finding temporary
files. I had this message last week and referred it to Stata Corp help
desk. The answer is to refer to all temporary files as "`temp'" not `temp'
I am working under windows 2000 and it is something to do with the
operating system not recognizing embedded blanks.
Pauline A Rogers MSc CStat (Mrs)
Cancer Research UK
Colorectal Cancer Unit
St Mark's Hospital
Tel: 020 8235 4256
Fax: 020 8235 4277
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It appears that -hansen- is making use of tempfiles in a way that one would
now code as 'preserve' and 'restore'. Some modifications to hansen.ado
could deal with the issue of embedded blanks in the filenames, but this
method of using tempfiles is probably much less desirable than using
preserve/restore (which will, for instance, restore the original data if
the routine aborts, or the user hits break).
It would seem that a temporary fix for the use of -hansen- (and other
elements of the time series library) could be had by avoiding spaces in
filenames (which probably include directory names as well), or by avoiding
Windows 2000 (an option sadly absent from many users' choice set).
Christopher F Baum, Boston College Economics, Chestnut Hill MA 02467 USA
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