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Re: st: RE: -clemao_io- broken in Stata 9?
On Jun 16, 2005, at 3:52 PM, Nick Cox wrote:
Thanks for the suggestions, Nick. After using -trace- and consulting
the User's Guide, I think I have identified the source of the error.
Attempting any of the sample programs in -whelp clemao1-, such as
log using <whatever>
set trace on
and send a log to the author.
Otherwise there is no
information on what you're typing
or where Stata stops.
Yields the previously described "syntax error" for me. The error
occurs at the following command:
local lev : set level
which, I have confirmed does return the system settings for the level
on Stata 8.2, but a "syntax error" on Stata 9. (I presume this is not
platform-specific, but I don't know for sure; I only am able to test
on OS X.) After scouring [U], it appears the following command will
work in its place:
local lev : disp c(level)
Indeed, after making a local copy of clemao.ado and making the above
edits, I get the same results in Stata 8.2 and Stata 9. Is this the
preferred command syntax?
The only outstanding question is whether this is a documented change
in the behavior of Stata 9, or a "bug". I quickly searched the "What's
New" file for changes to -set level- and didn't find anything, although
I may have missed them.
Finally, since the author is Kit Baum, I suspect he'll see this
message shortly and so I will hold off on contacting him directly for
now. Thanks again for your assistance, Nick.
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