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

From   Klaus Pforr <>
Subject   Re: st: hunting for the source of an error - r(603) - Dual Core problem?
Date   Thu, 27 Dec 2012 17:59:52 +0100


I encountered a similar problem, when I had the data files in a dropbox folder. While dropbox syncs, it locks the file, which can lead to confusing and unpredictable results. An easy solution for this is to temporarily end dropbox, and start it later on, to sync the resulting files (you might loose some versioning...).

I hope this helps.


Am 27.12.2012 17:16, schrieb Lacy,Michael:
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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