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Re: st: runmplus: applications not found


From   Sergiy Radyakin <serjradyakin@gmail.com>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: runmplus: applications not found
Date   Tue, 22 Oct 2013 13:20:32 -0400

Anytime, Christopher.

Regarding the problem you found, it seems very strange, since the
runmplus.ado file contains the following text:
"runmplus.ado can't find the right mplus executable after looking in
some likely places. You can avoid this error by setting a global
called mplus_path in your profile.do"
http://fmwww.bc.edu/repec/bocode/r/runmplus.ado

So it seems that this global is the RECOMMENDED way to specify where
the MPlus program is located. The code to figure out where MPlus
executable is located appears overly confusing, trying to cover both
multitude of platforms (Windows/MacOS/Linux) and multitude of MPlus
versions. I'd recommend the author(s) extracting it into a separate
ado file, which would make it easier to spot bugs like this.

Best, Sergiy Radyakin




On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 12:48 PM, Christopher Bratt
<christopher.bratt@gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks a lot, Sergiy!
>
> For anyone interested, the trick was to drop a Stata macro after the
> first run. The first run of runmplus (on Mac) resulted in a macro
> mplus_path (providing the correct path).
>
> runmplus would not run without that macro being dropped before or as
> part of the input in the next run of Mplus from Stata. (I figured this
> out thanks to Seriy's last suggestion, very grateful, Sergiy.)
>
> Christopher
>
> On 22 October 2013 16:59, Sergiy Radyakin <serjradyakin@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Christopher, try this:
>> http://www.statmodel.com/mactutorial.shtml
>>
>> Short of having either a Mac or MPlus, I can't help more. Use the -set
>> trace- to see which file is failing, and whether the error message is
>> from Stata (ado files) or from MPlus itself. (runmplus has quite a few
>> files: http://ideas.repec.org/c/boc/bocode/s457154.html , and you
>> don't show the exact commands you typed)
>>
>> Also try to -pwd- before your first successful run and after. See if
>> it changes. If so, then there is some dependency on the current
>> directory which must be a particular folder then. Then just cd to that
>> folder every time.
>>
>> Another alternative is that there is e.g. some sort of global left
>> behind after the first run, that confuses the second run. Try to
>> -macro list- before and after, see what changes.
>>
>> Hope this helps.
>> Best, Sergiy Radyakin
>>
>> --
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 4:23 AM, Christopher Bratt
>> <christopher.bratt@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Dear list members
>>>
>>> I try to integrate Mplus and Stata via the runmplus ado in Stata. A
>>> few problems emerge, in particular: I can run an analysis, yet if I
>>> try again, I will get the following error message:
>>>
>>> applications not found
>>> r(111);
>>>
>>> I would have to restart Stata to solve this. I was not able to find
>>> any information on this on the web. I use Stata and Mplus on the Mac
>>> OS.
>>>
>>> If anyone could guide me out of this problem, I'd be very thankful.
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>> Christopher Bratt
>>>
>>> --
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>>> Senior Researcher, International Research Institute of Stavanger, Norway
>>> Honorary Member of School of Psychology, University of Kent, United Kingdom
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