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Re: st: Log file with too much information

From   "Roger B. Newson" <>
Subject   Re: st: Log file with too much information
Date   Mon, 22 Apr 2013 19:00:53 +0100

One possibility here is to use the -dolog- package, which you can download from SSC (if you want the Stata 12 version), or from my website (if you want the Stata 11, 10, 9, 8, 7 or 6 versions). The -dolog- package is used to execute do-files not containing any -log open- or -log close- statements, and supplies these for the user, specifying text logs. So, if you have installed -dolog-, then you can type

dolog mydofile

and Stata will execute, and send the output to a text log file -mydofile.log-.

I hope this helps.

Best wishes


Roger B Newson BSc MSc DPhil
Lecturer in Medical Statistics
Respiratory Epidemiology and Public Health Group
National Heart and Lung Institute
Imperial College London
Royal Brompton Campus
Room 33, Emmanuel Kaye Building
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On 22/04/2013 18:26, Donald Spady wrote:
Because Stata in its wisdom decided that the .smcl format was the better default.  For some, it may be, but not for me.  So, use the -text- option when beginning a log.


On 2013-04-22, at 10:14 AM, Miguel Angel Duran <> wrote:

Will anyone please help to know why my log files are full of letters between
brackets like {smcl} {txt} {sf} {ul off} {com} {col}? Is there a way to
prevent these from being shown? Thank you.


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