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Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
Re: st: question regd wmpstata |

Date |
Sun, 30 Sep 2012 10:02:28 +0100 |

Tashi Lama gave an example in the thread cited earlier. Nick On Sun, Sep 30, 2012 at 5:45 AM, Pradipto Banerjee <pradipto.banerjee@adainvestments.com> wrote: > Thanks, Nick. Out of curiosity, would it be possible for you to share how to do it? Nick Cox > My impression was that you can do it awkwardly, but it's not a good > idea. Same implication: no need to bother. On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 6:08 PM, Pradipto Banerjee > <pradipto.banerjee@adainvestments.com> wrote: >> Nick, >> >> Thanks for the link. >> >> You made some valid points >> 1. I was planning to supply the name of the database to the program >> 3. You are right, but I wanted to explore if wmpstata has the capability to run an -ado- file. Seems like it can't. >> >> Thanks >> >> -----Original Message----- >> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Nick Cox >> Sent: Friday, September 28, 2012 12:58 PM >> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu >> Subject: Re: st: question regd wmpstata >> >> I see. This is, more or less, a question raised by Tashi Lama a few days ago >> >> http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2012-09/msg00598.html >> >> and you might want to follow that thread. I presume you are interested >> in programs defined by .ado files. >> >> Speculating wildly, but building on that discussion, here are some reflections: >> >> 1. To do very much useful the program would usually have to read in >> some data, and how would that be done? (There are exceptions, such as >> doing simulations.) >> >> 2. Passing arguments to the program sounds as if it could be messy and >> you would have to ensure that your Stata syntax was not misinterpreted >> by the operating system. >> >> 3. The do-file method lets you run one or more programs and so appears >> to be general enough already to meet foreseeable needs. Conversely, if >> Stata is running a program that you name, then at a guess everything >> that you want to do has to be defined by that program, which by many >> tastes is likely to seem poor programming style, but the choice is >> yours. >> >> Nick >> >> On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 5:38 PM, Pradipto Banerjee >> <pradipto.banerjee@adainvestments.com> wrote: >>> Hi Nick, >>> >>> Historically, I have used "wmpstata /e do mydofile.do dofileoption1 dofileoption2" where the -do- is run with the options -dofileoption1-, -dofileoption2- etc. However, I was thinking to do the same with an -ado- file instead of a -do- and wanted to explore if there are any differences - and also what other options might be available. >> >> Nick Cox >> >>> My answer is "the manuals" or http://www.stata.com/statamp/ depending >>> on whether you have it installed, but I suspect that I don't >>> understand what is being sought here. >> >> Pradipto Banerjee >> >>>> Is there any place where I can get information on wmpstata.exe, i.e. what the options etc? >> * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**References**:**st: question regd wmpstata***From:*Pradipto Banerjee <pradipto.banerjee@adainvestments.com>

**Re: st: question regd wmpstata***From:*Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>

**RE: st: question regd wmpstata***From:*Pradipto Banerjee <pradipto.banerjee@adainvestments.com>

**Re: st: question regd wmpstata***From:*Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>

**RE: st: question regd wmpstata***From:*Pradipto Banerjee <pradipto.banerjee@adainvestments.com>

**Re: st: question regd wmpstata***From:*Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>

**RE: st: question regd wmpstata***From:*Pradipto Banerjee <pradipto.banerjee@adainvestments.com>

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