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

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st: RE: Accessing command line parameters |

Date |
Wed, 13 Feb 2008 21:50:35 -0000 |

My guess is that whatever is not accessible via -creturn list- is in a private place not accessible to users, or even user-programmers. I could be very wrong, but that is my guess. But there is another perspective also. Your questions like this are quite deep and often go way beyond what is documented. Very likely, only StataCorp know the answers, or know that you are not quite asking the right questions. What is the prior probability that they would want to disclose details of their internals in a very public place? I sense three possibilities, not exclusive. 1. You are asking for something that is a proprietary secret. 2. You are asking for an answer which would not make sense to you if it were given, because you would need lots of other information to make use of it. 3. StataCorp might be willing in principle to give you some information but wary of talking about matters that are almost always done by Stata on users' behalf. You might be asking for information that once released could tempt yourself or other users into experimentation that might land people in messy situations. Disclosure would not be worth the downside of what might go wrong. As I say, I am guessing. But I match your question in a public place with advice in a public place: Take these questions off the list and talk directly to StataCorp. They might have a direct answer (including No). They might be very interested in working with you to apply Stata in quite novel territory, possibly after some non-disclosure agreement. That's a better strategy than asking these questions in this forum. Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk Sergiy Radyakin I wonder if I can read the parameters that Stata receives when it is launched. I want to automatically set memory (in the profile.do) to be at least as big as necessary for the dataset that is being opened (with a double-click in explorer/windows). If it is possible, where does Stata store these command line parameters? ************************************************************************ ********************** ** this is what I see when I double-click a large file in Windows: running C:\...\profile.do ... . use C:\DataDir\MyDataset.DTA no room to add more observations An attempt was made to increase the number of observations beyond what is currently possible. You have the following alternatives: 1. Store your variables more efficiently; see help compress. (Think of Stata's data area as the area of a rectangle; Stata can trade off width and length.) 2. Drop some variables or observations; see help drop. 3. Increase the amount of memory allocated to the data area using the set memory command; see help memory. r(901); * * 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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