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Re: st: set logtype text, permanent doesn't stay permanent


From   Donald Spady <dspady@ualberta.ca>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: set logtype text, permanent doesn't stay permanent
Date   Wed, 1 Feb 2012 16:39:58 -0700

Thanks for your response
I updated my Stata just now to 12.1 for Mac, typed in exactly what you have.  Closed Stata.  Reopenend it and used the menu to begin log and the default file type is still smcl.
It actually is in my profile, but I commented it out because the profile will save my logfile to a different folder that I want. I want the logfile to be in my working folder and of course that folder changes over time.  I know I can work around it, but I don't want to have to consciously ensure that it is saved as a text file rather than smcl.  Something like that perhaps should be in Preferences.

Don
    
On Feb1 2012, at 07:04, Airey, David C wrote:

> .
> 
> I tried under v.12.1 for Mac
> 
> set logtype text, permanently
> 
> and it stuck when I quit and restarted Stata after look it its setting with
> 
> set
> 
> If it is a bug in your version, you could put it in the profile while Stata Corp fixes.
> 
>> I want to have a log that is plain text, not smcl.
>> 
>> I use the command set logtype text, permanent
>> 
>> It does not work.  Every time I start Stata and begin a log, it assigns the
>> default smcl extent.  I almost always 'catch it' when I am naming the log,
>> but it seems to me that if I use the command set xx, permanent then it
>> should be a permanent change.  It works for other 'set' commands.
>> 
>> What am I doing wrong.
>> 
>> Many thanks.
>> 
>> Don
>> 
>> 
>> Donald Spady
>> 
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>> dspady@ualberta.ca
>> 
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