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RE: st: Problem with ado file - stcmd

From   "Newson, Roger B" <[email protected]>
To   <[email protected]>
Subject   RE: st: Problem with ado file - stcmd
Date   Thu, 6 Dec 2007 15:46:15 -0000

Eva Poen's solution is probably the right one. More about it (and other
technical issues with Stat/Transfer) can be found in the Technical Note
in the on-line help for -stcmd-, accessed by typing

whelp stcmd

in Stata. (It helps if you know the name of the path, on your system,
for Stat/Transfer.)

I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any further queries.


Roger Newson
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
1B Manresa Road
London SW3 6LR
Tel: +44 (0)20 7352 8121 ext 3381
Fax: +44 (0)20 7351 8322
Email: [email protected] 
Web page:
Departmental Web page:

Opinions expressed are those of the author, not of the institution.

-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected]
[mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Eva Poen
Sent: 06 December 2007 15:11
To: [email protected]
Subject: Re: st: Problem with ado file - stcmd


"it is not working" is very vague. Can you be more specific? How do
you use it? What happens if you issue -shell "C:\Program
Files\StatTransfer9\st"- as a command in Stata? Does it open the
Stat/Transfer command processor?

I tried it with Stat/Transfer version 7 and Stata version 9. It works
for me.

Btw, a nicer way of doing this is to leave the original stcmd.ado file
unaltered, and instead have a line

-global StatTransfer_path "C:\Program Files\StatTransfer9"-

in your

Eva Poen

2007/12/6, Josiane Georges <[email protected]>:
> I am trying to use stcmd.ado to run Stat Transfer directly in Stata,
but it is not working. I've tried to use what I found in the FAQ, but it
did not work. I have modified the standard stcmd.ado file to read the
> #delim ;
> prog def stcmd;
> version 9.0;
> /*
> Run the Stat/Transfer st command
> with parameters and switches supplied by the user.
> *!Author: Roger Newson
> *!Date: 04 June 2007
> */
> local stpath `"$StatTransfer_path"';
> if `"`stpath'"'=="" {;
>  local stpath "st";
> };
> shell "C:\Program Files\StatTransfer9\st" `0' ;
> end;
> ______________________
> Any have and ideas on how to fix the ado file?
> Josiane "Josie" Georges
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