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Re: st: ? Bug: Stata 10 crashes when ctrl+9 pressed twice


From   David Jacobs <jacobs.184@sociology.osu.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: ? Bug: Stata 10 crashes when ctrl+9 pressed twice
Date   Mon, 22 Oct 2007 12:52:56 -0400

I am having all sorts of difficulties with Stata 10 MP 4 on a Windows XP 32 machine with 2 gigs of memory. First, it locks up at random times and sometimes at quite awkward moments before I've saved the recent alterations to my data. I'm not sure exactly what I've done (if anything) to precipitate this untoward behavior.

Second, if I leave a help screen up and then create and edit a graph, the help screen can't be moved nor can it be removed by clicking on its "X" button. The only way to get rid of that locked help screen is to click on the Window tab at the top and ask Stata to "close all viewers".

Third, before I set the results buffer to a much higher capacity then the default setting, I couldn't use "control+1" to get the cursor into the results window after I'd performed a multiple runs.

I also miss both the "open recent" option under the file command in the version 10 do file and the "shift-control-S" command in the same place that set up a "save as" for a do file. I was promised that the "open recent" option that was in prior versions would be added in an upgrade but I haven't had the time to find out. Has it been?

All in all version 10 has been disappointing. I know that Stata is written for multiple operating systems, so it is more difficult for them to get things right, but about every third Stata upgrade with a new version number has been buggy.

I've (unhappily) gone back to version 9 while I wait for them to get things right in version 10.

Have others had the same experience?

Dave Jacobs

At 09:17 AM 10/21/2007, you wrote:

Pressing ctrl+9 a few times in a row makes may Stata 10.0/MP crash in
a quite reliable way.

My Stata:
. about

Stata/MP 10.0 for Windows
Born 15 Oct 2007
Copyright (C) 1985-2007

Total physical memory:     2096300 KB
Available physical memory: 1287092 KB

Regards
Sebastian

2007/10/21, Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>:
> --- "Saleheddin Mahmud, Dr." <salah.mahmud@mcgill.ca> wrote:
> > To reproduce bug:
> > 1. Start Stata.
> > 2. Press ctrl+9 --> variable and review windows appear
> > 3. Press ctrl+9 --> Stata crashes
> >
> > Stata/MP 10.0 for Windows
> > Born 15 Oct 2007
> > Total physical memory:     2095188 KB
> > Available physical memory: 1288068 KB
>
> That doesn't make my Stata 10 crash, though I too have the impression
> that Stata crashes more often. In my case it tends to happen when I am
> closing multiple Stata's in one go (right click on the Stata icon in
> the taskbar and select close). Since I want to close Stata anyhow I am
> not that worried, but it isn't nice.
>
> -- Maarten
>
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