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Re: st: True batch mode


From   "Sergiy Radyakin" <serjradyakin@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: True batch mode
Date   Wed, 9 Apr 2008 19:41:52 -0400

On 4/9/08, Russell V. Lenth <russell-lenth@uiowa.edu> wrote:
> When I try to run Stata in batch mode on Windows...
>
>        DOS> wstata /e do testfile.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?


Depends on the skill level:

1. start /w ........
    /w = /wait

2.

DOS>delete file_marker
DOS> wstata /e do testfile.do

// --- testfile.do ---
 capture do another.do  // capture will ensure we return back to write
the marker
  write file_marker
// --- end of testfile.do ---

put your program into another.do
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3. CreateProcessEx(lcExe,lcCommandLine,lcStartDirectory,;
              lnShowWindow,llWaitForCompletion,lcStdOutputFilename)

4. ShellExecuteEx(LPSHELLEXECUTEINFO lpExecInfo);

Both 3 and 4 are very similar and converge at one point to the same
thing. Which one to use is a matter of convenience.
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5. if none of the above is ok, I can suggest other variants

Best regards, Sergiy Radyakin

>
> [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?]
>
> Russ
> --
> Russell V. Lenth, Professor
> Department of Statistics
>  & Actuarial Science            (319)335-0814    FAX (319)335-3017
> The University of Iowa           russell-lenth@uiowa.edu
> Iowa City, IA 52242  USA
> http://www.stat.uiowa.edu/~rlenth/
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