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Re: st: MAC Questions
"Fred Wolfe" <email@example.com>
Re: st: MAC Questions
Sat, 22 Mar 2008 15:47:53 -0500
Thanks very much to Phillip Ender and Phil Schumm for their very
On Sat, Mar 22, 2008 at 1:54 PM, Phil Schumm <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Mar 22, 2008, at 7:57 AM, Fred Wolfe wrote:
> > Having just acquired a MAC Pro, I wonder if the MAC experts could
> > help me with two questions?
> > 1) In Windows I could open more than one version of Stata at a
> > time. How is that done on the MAC?
> Welcome aboard!
> You can't have multiple instances of GUI Stata running on OS X. If
> you need multiple instances, you can use the console version. On my
> system, I start this (from the Terminal) with the command
> which, for convenience, I suggest adding to your executable path.
> > 2) As also use Stata on the PC, what is the best way to save do and
> > adofile with respect to end of line (EOL) settings so that they can
> > be read in windows and in the MAC?
> As you may know, in the days before OS X, the standard EOL character
> on the Mac was a CR. Now the OS X standard has become -- like Unix/
> Linux -- a LF, though a few Mac apps still use CR as the default. Of
> course, Windows still uses (as it always has) both a CR and a LF.
> Stata, like all good cross-platform apps, is able to handle all three
> types of line endings transparently. So, as long as you're working
> within Stata, you should be fine.
> IMHO, the most important thing you should do for yourself first is to
> select a good text editor for use with OS X. My personal favorite is
> TextMate, and I can send you a Stata bundle for it if you wish. In
> my view, TextMate is the most powerful, easy-to-use, and just plain
> beautiful text editor for OS X. Of course, if you also spend a good
> deal of time in Windows, then you might want to consider a cross-
> platform editor (e.g., Emacs, vim, JEdit or Alpha). However, I'd
> urge you to give TextMate a try. In fact, there's even a TextMate-
> like application for Windows (http://www.e-texteditor.com/), though I
> don't believe the TextMate developer is involved in the project and
> I've never tried it.
> The important point (before I got distracted) is that any good text
> editor will -- just like Stata -- be multilingual WRT the different
> line endings, so if you use one to edit your Stata files you should
> be all set.
> -- Phil
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