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Re: st: Problems with program
At 05:17 PM 8/18/2005 +0100, n j cox wrote:
If I understand this correctly, this has nothing to do with -outreg-,
-estout- or any other program downstream. The problems are within your own
Good catch. Several things happen in the main program, where `var' is
defined, before -regse- ever gets called. And, -regse- doesn't refer to
`var' until it gets to the -outreg- command.
You refer to `var' within your program -regse- without ever defining it
previously in the same program. This is not illegal but Stata will
interpret the reference to a non-existent macro as an empty string and the
result will presumably not be what you want.
When programs get complicated it is easy to get mixed up on these sorts of
things. Again, occasionally tossing in a -macro dir- or -set trace on-
command can help you to see whether the program is doing what you think it
should be doing.
Richard Williams, Notre Dame Dept of Sociology
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