[ESS] running Stata SE 8.2 using ESS on Mac OSX

Tak Wing Chan tw.chan at sociology.oxford.ac.uk
Fri Nov 5 11:43:23 CET 2004


I just changed platform from Linux to Mac OSX and upgraded from Stata 7 
to Stata 8 as well.

I have been running Stata 7 from within Emacs using ESS, and would like 
to do the same with Stata 8. I have X11 (running full screen mode), 
Emacs, ESS, etc set up on my Mac, and "M-x R" would run R nicely on my 
Mac. But I cannot do the equivalent for Stata.

Since Stata 8 now lives in the /Applications Folder of Mac, I have 
built a symbolic link from /usr/bin to Stata as follows:

ln -s /Applications/Stata/StataSE.app/Contents/MacOS/StataSE stata

This doesn't work. I then try adding 
/Applications/Stata/StataSE.app/Contents/MacOS/StataSE to my search 
path. And when I type "M-x stata", I get "Process Stata is not 

Has anyone got any experience with this problem? I would be most 
grateful for any suggestion?

Many thanks in advance.


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