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Re: st: transfer installed ados from one computer to another


From   Paolo Moncagatta <paoloemiliom@gmail.com>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: transfer installed ados from one computer to another
Date   Mon, 2 Dec 2013 20:57:44 +0100

Thanks a lot Alan, the Dropbox solution indeed sounds perfect. I'll start setting it up now. Best,

Paolo

On 02/12/2013, at 19:18, Alan Neustadtl <alan.neustadtl@gmail.com> wrote:

> Paolo,
> 
> I have used dropbox for this before Cubby.  The difference between the
> two is that I purchase a Cubby plan for about $50 a year that includes
> 100GB of cloud storage.  I use this as a backup for important work
> files, but mostly, I pay this price to have the direct-sync feature
> which allows me to sync as much data as I want (limited only by my
> local storage space) to as many computers as I want.
> 
> For example, I keep all of my work files synced on three computers
> (laptop, home desktop, and work desktop).  But, I only sync my music
> and photography files on my home desktop and laptop.
> 
> Unless you want that kind of feature, essentially unlimited synced
> files and computers, the free dropbox account will nicely keep your
> ado files straight.
> 
> Best,
> Alan
> 
> On Mon, Dec 2, 2013 at 1:04 PM, Paolo Moncagatta <paoloemiliom@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Thanks to everyone for your suggestions.  It seems like a system like
>> Dropbox or Cubby would work nicely, as the optimal solution would be
>> to have an .ado library that synchronized automatically from whichever
>> computer you used (I have some .ados at home, some others at my
>> office, and so, if I just replaced the whole .ado library on one
>> computer with another, I would lose some of them).
>> 
>> How have your experiences been, Christopher and Alan? When you have
>> time, Christopher, could you go a bit more in detail on how you setup
>> the sysprofile.do to direct the PLUS and PERSONAL directories to your
>> Dropbox?
>> 
>> Also, Alan, I am not familiar with Cubby. Would it work better than
>> Dropbox for this purpose?
>> 
>> Thanks again,
>> 
>> Paolo
>> paoloemiliom@gmail.com
>> 
>> On Mon, Dec 2, 2013 at 6:56 PM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Correct.  Stata leaves a record in various stata.trk files (and
>>> sometimes others).
>>> But copying a block of installed ado files should copy it too.
>>> 
>>> Nick
>>> njcoxstata@gmail.com
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On 2 December 2013 17:03, Alfonso Sanchez-Penalver
>>> <alfonso.statalist@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> 
>>>> This is something I've wondered in the past. I found that simply copying them across computers to the right directory will make the commands available to the new installation. However, when you run -adoupdate- Stata does not seem to have a list of the installed ado files. So I wonder if there is a file with the list that is updated every time you install an ado that -adoupdate- reads and we ought to copy as well.
>>>> 
>>>> Best,
>>>> 
>>>> Alfonso Sanchez-Penalver
>>>> 
>>>>> On Dec 2, 2013, at 10:35 AM, Paolo Moncagatta <paoloemiliom@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>> Hi everyone,
>>>>> 
>>>>> A very simple question: is there any way to transfer the ados I have
>>>>> installed on one computer to another one? Or do I have to install them
>>>>> one by one in the new computer?
>>>>> Thanks in advance,
>>>>> 
>>>>> Paolo
>>>>> paoloemiliom@gmail.com
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