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Re: st: limited space in dofile

From   Roger Newson <>
Subject   Re: st: limited space in dofile
Date   Wed, 04 Dec 2002 12:23:47 +0000

At 11:52 04/12/02 +0100, Peter Haan wrote:

Stata do-file-editor is limited to a maximum number of characters (32 000). Is it possible (how?) to change this setting?
IMHO, the best way is probably to use a different editor (eg PFE or TextPad) for editing Stata do-files.

In my system, the .do extension is associated with TextPad, so that, if I click on a Stata do-file, then it is not run, but it is opened in TextPad. I can then launch Stata from inside TextPad, using the Tools menu provided by TextPad. In the past, I have done the same with PFE, which is nearly as good as TextPad, and which is free.

For information on the various alternative editors to use with Stata do-files, Peter might like to refer to the Web page on this subject at

I hope this helps.


Roger Newson
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