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st: Inserting Windows Version and IP address into a log file from within Stata

Subject   st: Inserting Windows Version and IP address into a log file from within Stata
Date   Wed, 4 Jul 2007 14:09:48 +0100

> I'm trying to write a .do file that "validates" the version of Stata on my
> computer. Basically I'm using the do files that Stata provides which
> assesses it's accuracy on NIST datasets for which certified results are
> available (
> <> ). I have a master do file which
> first opens a log file before calling these do files in sequence.
> I would also like this master do file to have commands that insert into
> the same log file, the current date, current Stata version, current
> Windows operating system used, and unique computer ID (I think I can use
> the IP address for this). With these commands I can prove the tests apply
> to my current complete settings. I do not know any commands in Stata that
> show the current Windows operating system or the unique computer ID such
> that the results can be easily saved in a log file. Can anyone please
> help?
> I know I can use the SHELL command to access DOS commands that display
> this information - ver and ipconfig, but I can't figure out how to
> incorporate the results into the log file.
> Many thanks,
> Stephen
> Stephen Kay
> Director of Statistics
> Adelphi Group Products
> <> 
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