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Re: st: changing adopath and profile.do with mac OSX


From   Nirali Shah <nmshah@jhsph.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: changing adopath and profile.do with mac OSX
Date   Wed, 23 Jul 2008 10:25:11 -0400

Thanks Daniel for your advice. This method worked, up to a point. Now, my profile.do runs on startup of stata, which is a major victory!
But when I try to download a user created ado file, such as "lean1.scheme", I get the following error:

cannot write in directory ~/Library/Application Support/Stata/ado/plus/s

In fact, this folder does not exist yet...but in Windows, the folder used to be created automatically. What must I do to tell the Mac to create this folder?

I appreciate it.
Nirali



Hallo Nirali -

I have my profile.do in the same directory as Stata.app. It reads:

sysdir set OLDPLACE "~/Library/Application Support/Stata/ado/"
sysdir set PLUS "~/Library/Application Support/Stata/ado/plus/"
sysdir set PERSONAL "~/Library/Application Support/Stata/ado/personal/"

set memory 32m


When I type sysdir, I get:

. sysdir
STATA: /Applications/DanielApps/Stata/
UPDATES: /Applications/DanielApps/Stata/ado/updates/
BASE: /Applications/DanielApps/Stata/ado/base/
SITE: /Applications/DanielApps/Stata/ado/site/
PLUS: ~/Library/Application Support/Stata/ado/plus/
PERSONAL: ~/Library/Application Support/Stata/ado/personal/
OLDPLACE: ~/Library/Application Support/Stata/ado/

Hope this helps...

Daniel

Am 22.07.2008 um 21:22 schrieb Nirali Shah:


Hi,
I am using Stata 9 with my new Mac.  I want to permanently change
where new .ado files are downloaded and stored, and to have a
profile.do start each time I start Stata.

Currently, when I type -sysdir-, I see:
STATA:  /Applications/Stata/
UPDATES:  /Applications/Stata/ado/updates/
  BASE:  /Applications/Stata/ado/base/
  SITE:  /Applications/Stata/ado/site/
  PLUS:  ~/ado/plus/
PERSONAL:  ~/ado/personal/
OLDPLACE:  ~/ado/

I can change the paths for PLUS and PERSONAL using:
sysdir set PLUS "/Applications/Stata/ado/plus/" and
sysdir set PERSONAL "/Applications/Stata/ado/personal/", but when I
restart Stata, these directories revert to that above.  How do I
make my directory change permanent?

In a related question, I thought I could create a do file which
would run automatically when I start Stata.  I saved it in "/Library/
Application Support/Stata", but this does not seem to work either.

Any assistance for a new Mac and statalist user is appreciated.
Nirali
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