[ESS] Stata and ado-mode

Rodney Sparapani rsparapa at mcw.edu
Fri Nov 4 20:22:19 CET 2005

Martin Maechler wrote:

>>>>>>"Brendan" == Brendan Halpin <brendan.halpin at ul.ie>
>>>>>>    on 03 Nov 2005 16:33:07 +0000 writes:
>    Brendan> I am one of the few ESS+Stata users, and I am not happy with the
>    Brendan> Stata do-file mode (STA-mode). Some of the syntax highlighting is
>    Brendan> partial, and there are odd problems with indentation. Bill Rising's
>    Brendan> current ado-mode is better, so I want to use that in conjunction
>    Brendan> with ESS. 
>    Brendan> Is there an easy way of doing this?
>I don't know an d I don't have Stata to try.
>Ideally I think Bill's improvements should be "ported" to ESS,
>But we'd probably need a bit more confirmation from users about
>the need / desire for this --- and we (ESS-core) might need at least
>one ESS+Stata user who is somewhat at ease with Emacs-lisp and
>is willing to try out things
>{since AFAIK we have no Stata available inside ESS-core, right?}
Hi Martin:

We have Stata here on Solaris.  But, I was under the impression that 
Stata, or whatever you want to call it, doesn't work.  Is that the case 
or not?

Thanks, Rodney

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