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st: True batch mode

From   "Russell V. Lenth" <>
Subject   st: True batch mode
Date   Wed, 09 Apr 2008 18:17:50 -0500

When I try to run Stata in batch mode on Windows...

DOS> wstata /e do

... it runs in the background, returning a new DOS prompt before the job is done. That's fine if I'm doing it manually, but I want to run Stata as part of a process, and the next step needs Stata to be finished creating its output before it starts. I suppose I could have Stata write some new file at the very end, but then if there's an error, that file will never get written. Ideas?

[BTW, the context here is Windows, version Stata/IC, but I need to extend to other platforms. e.g., looks like maybe this isn't a problem on Linux -- just don't put an ampersand?]

Russell V. Lenth, Professor
Department of Statistics
& Actuarial Science (319)335-0814 FAX (319)335-3017
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242 USA

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