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st: Re: Running stata from Excel : why not you can with SAS


From   Friedrich Huebler <huebler@rocketmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Re: Running stata from Excel : why not you can with SAS
Date   Wed, 9 Mar 2005 09:51:16 -0800 (PST)

I don't know how to call Stata from Excel but it is possible to start
Stata from other applications in Windows with the help of a scripting
language. One example can be found at this link:

http://fmwww.bc.edu/repec/bocode/t/textEditors.html#autoit

The document describes a method for integrating an external text
editor with Stata. This is done with an open source scripting
language called AutoIt that can be downloaded here:

http://www.autoitscript.com/autoit3/

The latest version of AutoIt, 3.1.0, was released in February. One of
the new features is an option to create Graphical User Interfaces
(GUIs) to interact with a user.

Friedrich

--- Phil Schumm <pschumm@uchicago.edu> wrote:
> At 09:18 AM -0500 3/9/05, Stephen Graham wrote:
> >SAS introduced SAS Integration Technologies a few years ago, and I
> >have had success in creating excel application that can "talk" to 
> >SAS in an appreciable way. I like the fact I can create a very 
> >simple front-end (excel) to complicated programs. This gives the 
> >user a front-end that is easily recognizable and common.
> >
> >Being that I worked for a STATA owner for almost 5 years (Hi, to
> >all WC people who are reading) I am an extreme advocate for STATA.
> >Is there a way of doing a similar thing with STATA? I would love
> >to bring STATA's superior everything to the table.
>
> [snip] ... there certainly are 
> legitimate reasons to want to interact with Stata from other 
> applications (e.g., integration with a text editor, driving Stata 
> from a cgi script, etc.).  And currently it *is* possible to launch
> Stata and to pass it a do-file for processing.  This can be done 
> directly from the shell in Unix/Linux/OS X and also via Apple
> Events in OS X (and I believe in Windows too -- I just don't know
> how).



	
		
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