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Fwd: st: Parallel Stata Installations


From   Neil Shephard <nshephard@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Fwd: st: Parallel Stata Installations
Date   Mon, 29 Jun 2009 14:43:06 +0100

On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 2:04 PM, Martin
Weiss<martin.weiss@uni-tuebingen.de> wrote:
>
> re Stata 11 release: Could any of the long-time users on the list share
> their experience/problems/advice for using parallel installations of
> two/more Stata installations? Do any conflicts arise between the two? It is
> the first time I find myself in this kind of quandary...
>

There is a little dependence upon the OS you are using.

Primarily because M$-Windows attempts to hold your hands and
associates file extensions with a default program you may find that
double-clicking on a .dta/.do/.ado file may open the file in the
versions which was most recently installed (most likely Stata 11 in
this instance).

Under my Linux install I have multiple versions installed and symbolic
links pointing to the most recent installation.  Thus if I type
'xstata' to start the GUI version or 'stata' to start the CLI version
at a terminal (or more likely under Emacs Speaks Statistics) I will
run the most recent version.  I still have older versions installed
and accessible via symbolic links that are include the version (and
point the appropriate binary).  I don't use graphical file browsers so
never have any of the problems associated with the above.

Neil



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