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st: RE: execute external program from within Stata?

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: execute external program from within Stata?
Date   Tue, 18 Nov 2008 17:42:38 -0000

This kind of thing is a little platform-dependent. You don't signal
which platform(s) (operating system(s)) you are using. But otherwise
your question is clear. 

A way of doing it is via a shell. See -help shell-. 

Windows users can often use -winexec-. See the same place. 

If you know the precise name and location of the executable, it's
typically easy. 


Even Bergseng

I want to run an external program (exe-file) from within Stata, but
haven't been able to find any information on how to do it (my search
words may well be wrong due to either lack of terminology or proficiency
in english).

Any hints on Stata and execution of external programs?

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