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Re: st: [Stata 9] launching do files
Jeph Herrin (email@example.com) writes:
>In launching DO files from WinXP I find that Stata 9
>displays nothing until the DO-file has completely finished.
>For DO files that take on the order of minutes or more this
>is disconcerting - double click the icon, nothing happens,
>repeat. A look at the process manager shows that an instance
>(or more, depending on how many times I repeat before I
>remember the problem) of wstata.exe is running. Eventually
>- perhaps many minutes later - Stata 9 opens when the DO
>file is finished.
>There is no problem when using Stata to open DTA files;
>Stata opens instantly, even if the file needs 30seconds
>to load. I have carefully checked the command line in each
>case, and the same executable is being called.
>Is this a bug, a feature, or a option?
Bug. It only affects the Windows version of Stata 9 and will be fixed in the
next executable update.
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