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RE: st: file already exists error


From   "Cohen, Elan" <cohened@upmc.edu>
To   "'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: file already exists error
Date   Wed, 31 Mar 2010 14:32:13 -0400

So this happens because I have two independent Stata sessions running at the same time?

In a new development, the following happened today:

. symmetry x1 x2
file C:\DOCUME~1\cohened\LOCALS~1\Temp\ST_0200002e.tmp already exists
r(602); t=0.09 13:32:19

. symmetry x1 x2
(memory cleared)
file already exists
r(602); t=0.09 13:32:26

. symmetry x1 x2
(memory cleared)
file already exists
r(602); t=0.11 13:32:29

.
. symmetry meds_score1 meds_score2
* Correct output
r; t=0.11 13:32:41

 
This is the first time I've seen "memory cleared".  Note that I did _not_ do anything in Stata in between these commands.

- Elan


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu 
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of 
> kantor.d@att.net
> Sent: Friday, March 26, 2010 15:10
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: Re: st: file already exists error
> 
> Hi.
> 
> The file names, such as ST_0000001b.tmp are made up by Stata 
> as you request tempfiles. They are unique wihin your session, 
> and get deleted when your do-file or session ends (whichever 
> created the tempfile).
> 
> They are not unique between sessions.
> 
> I suspect that at some earlier time, you had generated one or 
> more tempfiles, and then there was some sort of crash or 
> abrupt ending, and Stata did not delete the file(s).
> 
> Now, as you request tempfiles, you occasionally bump into 
> those same names. You should look in 
> C:\DOCUME~1\cohened\LOCALS~1\Temp\ to see if there are old 
> tempfiles in there, with names such as ST_0000001b.tmp -- and 
> delete them.
> 
> (Another possibility is multiple concurrent users; I don't 
> think you have that.)
> 
> HTH
> --David
> 
> 
> --- On Fri, 3/26/10, Cohen, Elan <cohened@upmc.edu> wrote:
> 
> This is a hard error to report since I get it haphazardly, 
> and it's been impossible for me to replicate.
> 
> Occasionally, I will get an error that says:
> 
> file C:\DOCUME~1\cohened\LOCALS~1\Temp\ST_0000001b.tmp already exists
> r(602);
> 
> This error can come after any command; today -symmetry-, 
> yesterday -reshape-.  Sometimes the error will stop happening 
> if I simply rerun the command, sometimes I need to wait 5 
> minutes, and sometimes I need to restart Stata entirely.
> 
> It may be important to know that I don't have admin 
> priveleges on my computer but since it seems to be writing to 
> my personal space, I'm not sure how that would be the problem.  
> 
> Is there a way to check to check if my Stata installation is 
> corrupt?  Any other suggestions?
> [...]
> 
> 
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