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"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> |

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st: RE: How to rename an ado file within Stata |

Date |
Fri, 23 Nov 2007 18:34:46 -0000 |

I don't quite understand what you are trying to do, but this tactic appears pointless to me, as you may have discovered by now. An ado file contains code to be interpreted by Stata. There is no way that renaming it will make it a stand-alone executable. If that were possible it would be very well publicised, as many people would find it immensely useful. As it is, an .ado file is no use outside Stata and unless it has an .ado (or just possibly a .do) extension. Even compiled Mata files have no use outside Stata. Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk tiago.pereira@incor.usp.br Is it possible to rename an ado file within Stata? I am working on a exact test that, unfortunately, does not have any known algorithm to optimize the time required to compute all possible permutations. As Stata loads everything into memory and I do not know mata functions yet, it seems impossible to compute all possible permutations with Stata, since it requires too much time and memmory. So, I wrote a perl program that can rapidly generate all possible combinations without overflowing. Despite to the fact I can use shell/winexec to execute it, I would like to know if one can rename an ado file (.ado to .exe) for instance within Stata, so that one does not need to specify a directory to run the "auxiliary" program. I think that, if possible, by renaming an ado file, one does not need to specify a directory, because Stata is suppose to find it out. Does it make sense? Regards, Tiago * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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