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st: speed improvement on linux network
The subject is the slow preformance of stata, in particular graphics, over
In regard to a previus post
where it is suggested to copy /usr/local/stata8/ado/base and updates to
I think this can be improved on.
We run a linux network with 6 machines and a central server where stata is
installed. Also in our case the personal files are there, but that is not
important for my remark.
To my opinion one of the main benefits of such a network is that you can
start a stata job on any mashine, usually you local mashine or the server,
but also sometimes on the mashine in your colleges office when you run
large job at night or whatever.
A solution that take these situations into acount as well
is to have your system administartor keeping a syncronized copy of BASE
and UPDATES on each local mashine e.g.
(on the server one create these directories as symbolic links to origin)
and then put
sysdir set BASE /mnt/freespace/stata/base
sysdir set UPDATES /mnt/freespace/stata/updates
in everybodies profile.do
then on whatever mashine in our network I may want to start stata I'll
have optimum preformance.
nice and simple :-)
and offcource you make the syncronization part of the automatic update
procedure that you can run in linux ;-) so at the end of the day the
solution is maintainment free!
PS Maybee stata should make something like this or
part of the instalation guide for linux.
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