[ESS] ESS with StataMP

Rodney Sparapani rsparapa at mcw.edu
Fri Sep 6 23:40:51 CEST 2013

On 09/06/2013 07:31 AM, David R wrote:
> I mostly use R and love ESS's R support - it works great!
> Now I want to use Emacs for Stata.
> I should note that I'm on Mac OS X 10.8.4 with StataMP 13.
> I have tried one thing so far to try and get this working.
> Someone said that you need to add Stata to your PATH.
> So I added the following to my PATH:
> /Applications/Stata/StataMP.app/Contents/MacOS/.
> I can now launch Stata from my terminal by typing "StataMP".
> When I type "M-x stata" in Emacs, it asks for my starting directory
> Then I get the following error message:
> "Searching for program: No such file or directory, stata".
> Do you have any idea of how I could get this working?
> David

Hi David:

You need to alter the ESS variable inferior-STA-program-name.
Something like...
(setq inferior-STA-program-name

But, beware.  I haven't tried Stata in any recent release of ESS.


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