# st: -nl- command syntax error

 From "Terra Curtis" To Subject st: -nl- command syntax error Date Fri, 5 Aug 2005 17:05:14 -0400

```I am running a nonlinear regression and have written the program which
specifies the equation:

program nlalpha_effects

version 8.1

if "`1'" == "?" {

global S_1 "BO B1 AM0 AM1 AM2 AM3 AM4 AM5 AM6 AM7 AM8 AM9 B2 AR0 AR1 AR2 AR3
AR4 AR5 AR6 AR7 AR8 AR9"

global B0=1

global B1=1

global AM0=1

global AM1=1

global AM2=1

global AM3=1

global AM4=1

global AM5=1

global AM6=1

global AM7=1

global AM8=1

global AM9=1

global B2=1

global AR0=1

global AR1=1

global AR2=1

global AR3=1

global AR4=1

global AR5=1

global AR6=1

global AR7=1

global AR8=1

global AR9=1

exit

}

by coname: replace `1'=\$B0+\$B1*(\$AM0*imktg[T]) + \$B2*(\$AR0*ireal46[T]) if
T==1
by coname: replace `1'=\$B0+\$B1*(\$AM0*imktg[T] + \$AM1*imktg[T-1]) +
\$B2*(\$AR0*ireal46[T] + \$AR1*ireal46[T-1]) if T==2
by coname: replace `1'=\$B0+\$B1*(\$AM0*imktg[T] + \$AM1*imktg[T-1] +
\$AM2*imktg[T-2]) + \$B2*(\$AR0*ireal46[T] + \$AR1*ireal46[T-1] +
\$AR2*ireal46[T-2]) if T==3
by coname: replace `1'=\$B0+\$B1*(\$AM0*imktg[T] + \$AM1*imktg[T-1] +
\$AM2*imktg[T-2] + \$AM3*imktg[T-3]) + \$B2*(\$AR0*ireal46[T] +
\$AR1*ireal46[T-1] + \$AR2*ireal46[T-2] + \$AR3*ireal46[T-3]) if T==4
by coname: replace `1'=\$B0+\$B1*(\$AM0*imktg[T] + \$AM1*imktg[T-1] +
\$AM2*imktg[T-2] + \$AM3*imktg[T-3] + \$AM4*imktg[T-4]) + \$B2*(\$AR0*ireal46[T]
+ \$AR1*ireal46[T-1] + \$AR2*ireal46[T-2] + \$AR3*ireal46[T-3] +
\$AR4*ireal46[T-4]) if T==5
by coname: replace `1'=\$B0+\$B1*(\$AM0*imktg[T] + \$AM1*imktg[T-1] +
\$AM2*imktg[T-2] + \$AM3*imktg[T-3] + \$AM4*imktg[T-4] + \$AM5*imktg[T-5]) +
\$B2*(\$AR0*ireal46[T] + \$AR1*ireal46[T-1] + \$AR2*ireal46[T-2] +
\$AR3*ireal46[T-3] + \$AR4*ireal46[T-4] + \$AR5*ireal46[T-5]) if T==6
by coname: replace `1'=\$B0+\$B1*(\$AM0*imktg[T] + \$AM1*imktg[T-1] +
\$AM2*imktg[T-2] + \$AM3*imktg[T-3] + \$AM4*imktg[T-4] + \$AM5*imktg[T-5] +
\$AM6*imktg[T-6]) + \$B2*(\$AR0*ireal46[T] + \$AR1*ireal46[T-1] +
\$AR2*ireal46[T-2] + \$AR3*ireal46[T-3] + \$AR4*ireal46[T-4] +
\$AR5*ireal46[T-5] + \$AR6*ireal46[T-6]) if T==7
by coname: replace `1'=\$B0+\$B1*(\$AM0*imktg[T] + \$AM1*imktg[T-1] +
\$AM2*imktg[T-2] + \$AM3*imktg[T-3] + \$AM4*imktg[T-4] + \$AM5*imktg[T-5] +
\$AM6*imktg[T-6] + \$AM7*imktg[T-7]) + \$B2*(\$AR0*ireal46[T] +
\$AR1*ireal46[T-1] + \$AR2*ireal46[T-2] + \$AR3*ireal46[T-3] +
\$AR4*ireal46[T-4] + \$AR5*ireal46[T-5] + \$AR6*ireal46[T-6] +
\$AR7*ireal46[T-7]) if T==8
by coname: replace `1'=\$B0+\$B1*(\$AM0*imktg[T] + \$AM1*imktg[T-1] +
\$AM2*imktg[T-2] + \$AM3*imktg[T-3] + \$AM4*imktg[T-4] + \$AM5*imktg[T-5] +
\$AM6*imktg[T-6] + \$AM7*imktg[T-7] + \$AM8*imktg[T-8]) + \$B2*(\$AR0*ireal46[T]
+ \$AR1*ireal46[T-1] + \$AR2*ireal46[T-2] + \$AR3*ireal46[T-3] +
\$AR4*ireal46[T-4] + \$AR5*ireal46[T-5] + \$AR6*ireal46[T-6] +
\$AR7*ireal46[T-7] + \$AR8*ireal46[T-8]) if T==9
by coname: replace `1'=\$B0+\$B1*(\$AM0*imktg[T] + \$AM1*imktg[T-1] +
\$AM2*imktg[T-2] + \$AM3*imktg[T-3] + \$AM4*imktg[T-4] + \$AM5*imktg[T-5] +
\$AM6*imktg[T-6] + \$AM7*imktg[T-7] + \$AM8*imktg[T-8] + \$AM9*imktg[T-9]) +
\$B2*(\$AR0*ireal46[T] + \$AR1*ireal46[T-1] + \$AR2*ireal46[T-2] +
\$AR3*ireal46[T-3] + \$AR4*ireal46[T-4] + \$AR5*ireal46[T-5] +
\$AR6*ireal46[T-6] + \$AR7*ireal46[T-7] + \$AR8*ireal46[T-8] +
\$AR9*ireal46[T-9]) if T>=10 end

It is an equation in sigma notation for 10 periods. The nl command line I
have written is this:

nl alpha_effects real172, variables(imktg ireal46) parameters(B0 B1 AM0 AM1
AM2 AM3 AM4 AM5 AM6 AM7 AM8 AM9 B2 AR0 AR1 AR2 AR3 AR4 AR5 AR6 AR7 AR8 AR9)
nparameters(23)

where real172 is the dependent variable. When I run this section of code, I
get a syntax error but strangely it occurs after the first iteration:

nl alpha_effects real172, variables(imktg ireal46) parameters(B0 B1 AM0 AM1
AM2 AM3 AM4 AM5 AM6 AM7 AM8 AM9 B2 AR0 AR1 AR2 AR3 AR4 AR5 AR6 AR7 AR8 AR9)
nparameters(23) (obs = 3200)

Iteration 0: invalid syntax

r(198);

end of do-file

r(198);

Any ideas as to how this error might be occuring? It seems the syntax of the
program and nl command is correct, since Stata "knows" to start the
iteration process. I just have no idea where a syntax error could be if it's
not actually in my program or nl command line.

Thanks for any help.

Terra Curtis

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