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RE: st: .do file max size
That happened to me over the weekend. I am running Windows XP.
I opened the .do file in Word and then pasted half to one .do file and the other half to a second .do file. Worked fine.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org on behalf of Neil Shephard
Sent: Mon 5/16/2005 10:43 AM
Subject: Re: st: .do file max size
> This seems insane, but Stata is refusing to open one of my
> many-times-opened .do files, claiming, all of a sudden, that .do
> files over 30k are too big for the editor to handle.
I can't comment on the cause of this problem (I suspect it may be platform related, but
there is no indication of your OS), however....
> I am reluctant to re-install, because the update from Stata8 to 8.2
> takes hours. Does anyone know of a way to open .do files in some text
> editor without losing the formatting? Also, is this error message I'm
> getting for real? I just don't believe it would be a clever
> programming idea to limit the size of files that may be used in a
> built-in text editor.
...there is an excellent FAQ on text editors for Stata which can be viewed at...
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