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Re: st: ado file location in Macintosh OS X
On Feb 2, 2007, at 8:54 PM, Michael McCulloch wrote:
I've migrated to the Mac, and located my ado file location.
This message brings to mind one of my pet peeves with the way Stata
installs on a Mac: by placing the directory for PLUS / PERSONAL /
OLDPLACE ado files in the user's home directory, one of Apple's
guidelines concerning the location of application installed files --
"Don't Pollute User Space" -- is violated. (For more information,
see "Where to Put Application Files" <http://developer.apple.com/
When I ask Stata to examine the directories, I see:
IMHO, the following is more consistent with Apple's guidelines for
the file system:
PLUS: ~/Library/Application Support/Stata/ado/plus/
PERSONAL: ~/Library/Application Support/Stata/ado/personal/
OLDPLACE: ~/Library/Application Support/Stata/ado/
In fact, I have done exactly that through the following commands in
sysdir set OLDPLACE "~/Library/Application Support/Stata/ado/"
sysdir set PLUS "~/Library/Application Support/Stata/ado/plus/"
sysdir set PERSONAL "~/Library/Application Support/Stata/ado/personal/"
This personalized approach works perfectly well, and yet I've always
wondered why ~/Library/Application Support/Stata/ado/ is not the
default installation location. Is there an argument for the location
currently used by the installer that I'm missing?
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