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Re: st: hunting for the source of an error - r(603) - Dual Core problem?

From   "Lacy,Michael" <>
To   "" <>
Subject   Re: st: hunting for the source of an error - r(603) - Dual Core problem?
Date   Thu, 27 Dec 2012 16:16:21 +0000

On , 27 Dec 2012 08:43:20 -0500, "Ben Hoen" <> wrote:

>Hi all,
>I have a relatively simple looping function that repeatedly saves and calls
>up temp files while looping through each case in a dataset, which, if
>successful, should take ~ 8 hours to run, though, I have yet to have it
>execute properly.  The last four times I have tried to run it will the full
>sample I have gotten the same error:
>"file C:\Users\Ben\AppData\Local\Temp\ST_0500000x.tmp could not be opened
>end of do-file
.... snip, snip

I encountered this problem, and either Stata tech support or an
item in the archives (which I can't find now) indicated that
it could be due to a conflict under Windoze between a virus
checking program and Stata with respect to access to each new
temp file.  You can temporarily turn off the virus-checker
to diagnose/fix this.  I believe there was a permanent solution involving
re-directing the Windoze temp file to a different directory, and 
telling the virus-checking program to ignore files in that
directory.  I'd give a more definitive account here, but I'm not
currently in a situation to search my own Stata notes to see
if I can find the details of what I learned.

Hope this is of some use.


Mike Lacy
Colorado State University
Fort Collins CO  US

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