Note 1: If you have problems setting your own working directory (you encounter an error after typing command cd), first open the folder you would like to be your working directory (i.e., where you would like to store your data and results), copy the full path of the folder, and type the command: cd thepath where thepath should be replaced by the full path you copied from the location of your folder.
Note 2: The log file is in .smcl format by default. You should use Stata to open it and it will give you exactly what you get in the result window. You can print it in .pdf format when you submit it as part of your problem sets. Alternatively, if you would like to open it in notepad, you should specify the "text" option so that it will be saved in pure text format: log using mylog, text (where mylog is the name of the log file you can choose as you like).
Note 3: If you are using Stata from the Horizon Client portal, please do not save any of your own data there because it will be deleted when you sign out. Instead, please store your files in the class folder (you can find it on your virtual desktop, if not, please contact CAS IT for assistance). When you try to set your working directory, remember to copy and paste the full path of the class folder.
Feel free email me for any other questions. I will post my responses here so that everyone can see it.