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Re: st: MAC Questions


From   "Fred Wolfe" <fwolfe@arthritis-research.org>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: MAC Questions
Date   Sat, 22 Mar 2008 15:47:53 -0500

Thanks very much to Phillip Ender and Phil Schumm for their very
helpful replies.

Fred

On Sat, Mar 22, 2008 at 1:54 PM, Phil Schumm <pschumm@uchicago.edu> 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
>
>  /Applications/Stata/StataSE.app/Contents/MacOS/stata-se
>
>  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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Fred Wolfe
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