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RE: st: .do file max size

From   "Kristin Kay Nicodemus" <[email protected]>
To   <[email protected]>
Subject   RE: st: .do file max size
Date   Mon, 16 May 2005 10:46:08 -0400

That happened to me over the weekend.  I am running Windows XP.
I opened the .do file in Word and then pasted half to one .do file and the other half to a second .do file.  Worked fine.


From: [email protected] on behalf of Neil Shephard
Sent: Mon 5/16/2005 10:43 AM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Re: st: .do file max size

> This seems insane, but Stata is refusing to open one of my
> many-times-opened .do files, claiming,  all of a sudden, that .do
> files over 30k are too big for the editor to handle.
I can't comment on the cause of this problem (I suspect it may be platform related, but
there is no indication of your OS), however....

> I am reluctant to re-install, because the update from Stata8 to 8.2
> takes hours. Does anyone know of a way to open .do files in some text
> editor without losing the formatting? Also, is this error message I'm
> getting for real? I just don't believe it would be a clever
> programming idea to limit the size of files that may be used in a
> built-in text editor.
...there is an excellent FAQ on text editors for Stata which can be viewed at...



Neil Shephard
Genetics Statistician
ARC Epidemiology Unit, University of Manchester
[email protected]
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"If your result needs a statistician then you should design a better experiment" -
Ernest Rutherford

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