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Re: st: re: execute external program from within Stata?


From   "Sergiy Radyakin" <serjradyakin@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: re: execute external program from within Stata?
Date   Tue, 18 Nov 2008 22:14:08 -0500

Dear Kit,

thank you for the explanation. Since Stata does not run in DOS anymore
(why?), Windows should be the only platform left with *.EXE
executables, but at the same time Nick writes that "You don't signal
which platform(s) (operating system(s)) you are using." That's why I
wanted to double check.

Best regards, Sergiy




On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 9:17 PM, Kit Baum <baum@bc.edu> wrote:
> <>
> Sergiy writes
>
> Just curious, which other (than Windows) platforms that Stata runs on,
> have their executable files stored with extension .exe?
>
> None. That file extension is a DOSism. In *nix, an executable is just a
> name. *nix commands are executable files:
>
> bcvpn96:code baum$ ls -l /bin/ls
> -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  73696 Apr 20  2008 /bin/ls
>
> The -ls- command on a *nix system (in this case Mac OS X) is the equivalent
> of -dir- in DOS. It is an executable file called ls. Not ls.exe, ls.bin,
> etc. -- just ls.
>
> So if I have a Fortran95 program test.f, I give the command
>
> ecstata:~ baum$ g95 -o test test.f
>
> and I end up with an executable named test:
>
> ecstata:~ baum$ ls -l test
> -rwxr-xr-x  1 baum  staff  341012 Nov 18 21:14 test
>
> which can be run by mentioning its name:
>
> ecstata:~ baum$ ./test
>  4
>  5
>  6
>  7
>  8
>  9
>  10
>
>
> Kit Baum, Boston College Economics and DIW Berlin
> http://ideas.repec.org/e/pba1.html
> An Introduction to Modern Econometrics Using Stata:
> http://www.stata-press.com/books/imeus.html
>
>
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