[ESS] Stata-se with ESS

Michael Hannon jm_hannon at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 1 22:53:03 CET 2011

I think the idea is to make a (symbolic) link between the real application and some place that's on your PATH.  It doesn't have to be /usr/local/bin -- that just happens to be on the path for most systems/people.

For instance, if I see that:


is on my path, I can do something like:

    cd /home/mike/bin
    ln -s /usr/local/stata12/stata-se ./stata

-- Mike

> From: Paul Burkander <paul at burkander.com>
>To: Shige Song <shigesong at gmail.com> 
>Cc: ESS-help at r-project.org 
>Sent: Thursday, December 1, 2011 1:00 PM
>Subject: Re: [ESS] Stata-se with ESS
>I should have been more clear - I don't have sudo privileges on the
>machine that I'm ssh'ing into.
>Is there an alternative solution?
>On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 3:57 PM, Shige Song <shigesong at gmail.com> wrote:
>> This should do:
>> sudo ln -s /usr/local/stata12/stata-se /usr/local/bin/stata
>> Shige
>> On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 3:51 PM, Paul Burkander <paul at burkander.com> wrote:
>>> I'd like to be able to start stata-se in ess.  I've googled a bit, and
>>> I can't find a way to do it.
>>> This site (https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/ess-help/2004-December/002330.html)
>>> addressed the question 7 years ago. I tried to follow the
>>> instructions, modifying the file ess-sta-d.el, but it didn't work.
>>> The method seemed promising; I'm surprised it didn't work.
>>> This site (http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2005-01/msg00514.html)
>>> addressed the question 6 years ago, and suggests making a link in
>>> /usr/local/bin/.  I can't do this since I'm using tramp to run stata
>>> through emacs over ssh.
>>> Is there a way to modify the ess lisp files so that ess always calls stata-se?
>>> Thanks,
>>> Paul
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