Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Coming Up Next: 5 Advanced Mac/Stata Tips

In the next posts, I'll cover some more advanced techniques:

  1. Using Quicksilver to quickly insert commands in a text file
  2. Integrating the TextWrangler services menu
  3. Setting up suffix mapping in TextWrangler
  4. Using DocumentPalette to open Stata template files
  5. Modifying Stata graph output

(Quicksilver, TextWrangler and DocumentPalette are freeware programs that work on any version of OS X.)

I'm also planning to add an RSS feed button, improved formatting and hopefully some advice from more senior Mac gurus.


adrien said...

I know that you haven't updated this blog for a while but I still have a question for you about stata on mac. You seem to know much more than I do and you have apparently followed the integration of stata on mac from the beggining. I have a very annoying problem with stata on mac: conversely to the one on windows, it seems impossible to "run" only few lines in a do file: each time I try to run just a couple of lines, the program runs the totality of the do file. Since I am working with a very big do file, it is almost impossible for me to use stata on my mac. Are you facing the same problem? have you any idea how to solve it?

Thank you very much for you answer


dolly chaudhary said...

There is a reason why I bought a Mac, it was not to be one of the cool kids that wanted the best of the best. No it was because of the music production I do on it. Hours and hours sitting in front of my Mac copying, pasting, moving, deleting, hour after hour just beating on my Mac in a endless assault to get my work done. That is the key part, my work. I work from home, it is great, but even if it is from home it is still work and it still needs to get done. So my Mac, I have it because it is fast, gets the job done and comes back for more.
But what happens when it doesn't want to do those things anymore?
I move around massive amounts of information and yes even on the almighty Mac this can cause a problem after a while. Things fragment, programs get corrupted issues come up. My light speed Mac slows down to a crawl and all of the sudden I simply can not get any work done. Because I work from home there is no IT guy to call and ask to come fix it. No instead I have to figure out what is wrong. I am lucky, I did, but not after trying everything under the sun first and wasting countless hours looking for one program that can do what I needed instead of ten programs. One program to lead them all….okay that was a lame Lord of the rings reference, but that program was/is Detox My Mac. A simple to use program that did not just fix my issues, it put my Mac on overdrive again. A few clicks and my Mac was clean and ready to rock and roll again.
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