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RE: st: RE: Has -browse- changed in Stata 11?


From   "Kieran McCaul" <Kieran.McCaul@uwa.edu.au>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: RE: Has -browse- changed in Stata 11?
Date   Sun, 22 Aug 2010 07:21:13 +0800

...

I had a look at -ebrowse- that Eric suggested and I think I now know why
there has been a change in the function of -browse-.

In pre-Stata 11, browse locked the command window and you had to close
the -browse- window in order to regain access to the command window.
This also meant that you couldn't run a do-file if the browse window was
open. Now in Stata 11, you can -browse- the data and still have access
to the command window or run a do-file.

There isn't a browse.ado file, so -browse- must be implemented within
the Stata .exe file, but I suspect that, like -ebrowse-, the old
-browse- version must have been preserving and restoring the data in
some way.

So I think we have lost one feature of -browse- in order to gain a new
feature.  While I liked the order function of the older -browse-, I must
say that I find having uninterrupted access to the command window in the
new version to be more desirable.

Kieran


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Eric Booth
Sent: Sunday, 22 August 2010 5:04 AM
To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject: Re: st: RE: Has -browse- changed in Stata 11?

<>

You can use -ebrowse- (from SSC) to specify the order.

~ Eric
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On Aug 21, 2010, at 11:08 AM, John LeBlanc wrote:

> upgrading. Perhaps Stata folks could give us a rationale for the
change and its benefits, if any.
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> On 2010.08.20 11:13 PM, Buzz Burhans wrote:
>> Kieran,
>> 
>> You are correct about the previous behavior of browse.  It was a
useful
>> feature; I used it similarly with -edit-, which now seems to have the
same
>> behavior as browse in 11.
>> 
>> Buzz
>> 
>> 
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>> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Kieran
McCaul
>> Sent: Friday, August 20, 2010 6:10 PM
>> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>> Subject: st: Has -browse- changed in Stata 11?
>> 
>> ...
>> 
>> Is it just my imagination (a symptom of age-related cognitive
decline,
>> no doubt), but has -browse- changed in Stata 11?
>> 
>> I seem to remember that in earlier versions of Stata, if I specified
a
>> particular order of variables when using -browse-, then the data were
>> displayed in that order.
>> For example, if I had 100 variables x1, x2, x3, ..., x100 and they
were
>> in this order in my dataset (x1 up to x100). In earlier versions of
>> Stata if I typed -br x5 x45 x20- then I would see the variables
>> displayed in that order: x5 x45 x20.
>> In Stata 11 however, they are displayed: x5 x20 x45.
>> 
>> Am I right?
>> 
>> 
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