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Re: AW: st: PC vs AppleMac commands


From   Ziad El-Khatib <ziad.khatib@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: AW: st: PC vs AppleMac commands
Date   Wed, 4 Feb 2009 09:03:15 -0800

Dear All,
Thank you
ziad

On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 8:13 AM, Sergiy Radyakin <serjradyakin@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Zaid,
>
> I believe any answers as to whether your .do files are going to work
> are best guesses so far. While Stata itself is platform independent
> there are some platform-specific commands and option, both built-in
> and written by other users. E.g. :
> --- graph exporting commands (e.g. .PICT format is not available in Windows),
> --- logging formats (e.g. pdf-translator is Mac-only)
> --- all shell-related calls need to be checked, user-written programs
> may call external applications, like R or data-converters
> --- particular plugins may or may not be available
> --- ODBC drivers may or may not be available (64-bit Windows ODBC
> drivers for Excel were not available when I last checked)
> --- etc.
>
> If your program is simple enough to be covered by the "Getting
> Started" manual - don't worry. Otherwise spend some time looking at
> what the program is doing.
>
> Best wishes,
>    Sergiy Radyakin
>
>
> On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 9:01 AM, Phil Schumm <pschumm@uchicago.edu> wrote:
>> On Feb 4, 2009, at 6:02 AM, Martin Weiss wrote:
>>>
>>> The thread you are quoting concerns the switch from 32bit to 64bit,
>>> though.
>>
>>
>> On Apr 5, 2005, at 1:10 PM, Alan Riley wrote:
>>>
>>> The normal platform change charge is $50 (for something like a change from
>>> Windows to Macintosh), but for a move from 32-bit Windows to 64-bit Windows
>>> or a move from 32-bit Linux to 64-bit Linux, the cost is $25.
>>
>>
>> The part I was referring to was "for something like a change from Windows to
>> Macintosh."
>>
>>
>> -- Phil
>>
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