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Re: st: doedit foo.do


From   Michael Hanson <mshanson@mac.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: doedit foo.do
Date   Fri, 27 Mar 2009 12:06:13 -0400

On Mar 27, 2009, at 8:48 AM, David Airey wrote:

Oh right, I had a conversation with Stata about this when they were fixing a doeditor problem.

When? -help whatsnew- notes that the 06mar2009 update addressed three issues with the 64-bit Mac executable (items 2, 3, and 6). None sound like the issue you mention, however.


On the mac typing

doedit

brings up a temporary file that can be saved.

I am running Stata/SE 10.1 (32 bit) on a MacBook Pro with OS X 10.4.11. When I type -doedit- in the Command window of Stata, an empty do-file editor window opens with the title "Untitled.do".


I have muscle memory (I feel) from a prior version of Stata that would create the file after typing doedit foo.do.

When I type -doedit foo.do-, an empty do-file window opens with the title "foo.do". (Of course, the file is only written to disk after saving it.) If this action does *not* also happen for you, David, then the key is likely not the Mac vs. other platforms, but some other specific attribute of your setup: the 64-bit executable, the Stata/MP flavor, the combination of the two, or your OS (you are running Leopard, not Tiger, correct?). My hunch is a "bug" snuck into the 64-bit Stata executable on the Mac (maybe only for MP).

Hope this helps,
Mike

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