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Re: st: where STATA on MAC always complains that some variable already existed?


From   Phil Schumm <pschumm@uchicago.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: where STATA on MAC always complains that some variable already existed?
Date   Fri, 18 Jun 2010 10:49:16 -0500

On Jun 18, 2010, at 10:05 AM, Steve Samuels wrote:
To search multiple do files on the Mac, I recommend BBEdit, or the free TextWrangler (both barebones.com). See:
http://fmwww.bc.edu/repec/bocode/t/texteditors.html.


Or you can use grep, which comes pre-installed:

    grep -r r4pnhmln *


It's easy to set up a filter to search only ".do" or ".log"  files


    grep -r --include=*.{do,log} r4pnhmln *


WRT the original question here, the fact that you have moved from Windows to OS X is almost certainly a red herring, since Stata works the same on both. What is much more likely is that something has changed from your original setup (i.e., when you moved machines), and that's what you'll have to debug. For example, perhaps you are using a different profile.do on the two machines, say, where one of them has -varabbrev- set to off? Start by checking for differences in your Stata environment (e.g., Stata version, profile.do, versions of whatever 3rd party packages you might be using, etc.). Then go through your entire process (including dependencies) from the beginning, and add things like -conf new v r4pnhmln, exact- to debug.


-- Phil

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