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RE: st: tweaking Stata behaviour to my needs?


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss@uni-tuebingen.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: tweaking Stata behaviour to my needs?
Date   Wed, 9 Apr 2008 18:22:47 +0200

Well, Sergiy, as a matter of fact, customization varies between windows
apps: some allow you to record macros to do certain things, others let you
tweak right-click menus, define environments etc... 
Stata is certainly restrictive in this sense, providing users with the
Edit-Preferences menu and the -set- command family, and I bet there is a
philosophy behind that. I do reckon, though, that Stata users come from the
upper percentiles of PC literacy and that they would use additional
customizability sensibly. Note that some macro recording and playback
functionality was indeed added to the graphics editor in Stata 10 in a
recent update...

Martin Weiss
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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Sergiy Radyakin
Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2008 5:35 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: tweaking Stata behaviour to my needs?

On 4/9/08, Martin Weiss <martin.weiss@uni-tuebingen.de> wrote:
> Dear Statalisters,
>
> I have been using UltraEdit for do-file editing for some time now as I
find
> the do-file editor shipped with Stata 10.0 inconvenient (no syntax
> highlighting and brace matching, for one...). Does anyone happen to know
how
> I could get Stata to offer a right-click menu item to send highlighted
> commands from the review window directly to UltraEdit (instead of the


For years programmers were struggling to isolate one program from
another, so that a text editor does not "accidentially" edit your
banking account, etc. It seems that Microsoft has done a good job, and
now Windows programs crash independently, not all at once as they used
to.

Stata (program) does not know anything about UltraEdit's existence,
purpose or interface. How can it send lines there directly? Or does UE
support Windows pipes? COM? Shared memory? What if you have two UE
windows open? Where should Stata send text? Etc, etc, etc.

To send your lines to UltraEdit or any other editor:
1) right-click somewhere in review window
2a) in Stata 9: select "copy review contents to clipboard" (don't know
why it was capitalized in the program?)
2b) in Stata 10: select "select all", then select "copy" or "cut"
3) Switch to UltraEdit, and paste.

Regards,
   Sergiy Radyakin





> built-in editor)? That would save me a lot of trouble, but so far I have
not
> found a feasible way to implement this.
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Martin Weiss
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