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st: Re: Batch variable?

From   Brendan Halpin <>
Subject   st: Re: Batch variable?
Date   28 Oct 2005 15:15:40 +0100

Brendan Halpin <> writes:

> Can Stata tell me whether it has been invoked batch-style (stata
> -b) or not? I'd like to have behave differently in the
> two cases.

Given that it's Friday afternoon, I'll continue following myself up
and let you all know I found the answer by trial and error and now
have the following code in

if "$S_MODE" != "batch" {
  set memory 100m

This allows me to set memory on a "stata -m200 -b do"
shell command and not have it overridden by 

Query: is there any reason to prefer one or other of "$S_VARNAME" and

Brendan Halpin,  Department of Sociology,  University of Limerick,  Ireland
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