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Re: st: RE: RE: Pgm 2 remove grammatical errors in log
Robert A. Yaffee, Ph.D.
Shirley M. Ehrenkranz
School of Social Work
New York University
2100 Linwood Ave.
Fort Lee, NJ
----- Original Message -----
From: Nick Cox <email@example.com>
Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 5:35 pm
Subject: st: RE: RE: Pgm 2 remove grammatical errors in log
> Such a program would need to find the error messages
> and then delete text backwards of that. Given the
> variety of error messages, my guess is that this
> would be better built in a scripting language or
> as a good text editor macro or script. Then again
> there would have to be safeguards that good stuff
> would not be deleted.
> Sounds challenging to me. Either way, if it existed, why
> would the author keep quiet about such an achievement?
> My guess is that Robert is way too far downstream.
> A better bet for now is to keep -cmdlog- as well as
> -log-, and edit them in parallel, removing the commands
> that offend.
> When I do this, it is not the syntax errors that are
> the main problem, although there are plenty. It is the
> commands that are just repetitions and dead ends, but
> perfectly legal.
> Maarten Buis
> > ----Robert A Yaffee wrote:
> > > Does anyone know of a Stata do-file or ado-file program that
> will go
> > > through your log file, find the syntactical errors, and remove
> those> > errors along with the commands that generated them,
> leaving a
> > > syntactically perfect output?
> > > Once such garbage is removed, it's easier to check over the
> > output for
> > > other errors.
> > Bob:
> > It is not exactly what you are looking for and if your
> > programs take long
> > to run than this is not very efficient but something like
> > this may help:
> > *-----------begin example------------
> > program valid
> > capture `0'
> > if !_rc `0'
> > end
> > sysuse auto
> > set trace on
> > valid reg bla blub
> > valid reg price mpg foreign
> > *-----------end example-------------
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