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Re: st: Stata Temp File issue
"John C. Vernaleo" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Re: st: Stata Temp File issue
Tue, 14 Dec 2010 16:07:34 -0500
For some reason, setting the temp file location in DOS doesn't always "take" when I launch Stata afterward. That is, if I set the tempfile location in DOS (as described on the page linked above) and then double click on my Stata icon I still don't always get the right tempfile path path when I type
in the new instance of Stata. However, I've had more success if set the tempfile location in DOS and then subsequently launch Stata from DOS. I don't know that this is what _causes_ the new instance of Stata to use the correct tempfile location or not; but it seems to work for me if I follow this process.
I actually call Stata from a python program. Before doing the system call
that starts Stata, I do:
(where obviously I had already defined tempdir and statacmd).
To be sure, I checked the directory I defined and while stata is running,
it has a temp file in there. So it looks like this method does just what
Thanks for the help.
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