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RE: st: RE: Pgm 2 remove grammatical errors in log


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: RE: Pgm 2 remove grammatical errors in log
Date   Wed, 10 May 2006 23:14:44 +0100

How does this approach cope with the problem 
that if one command is invalid, then many 
-- perhaps all -- subsequent commands won't work either?

For "Martin" read "Maarten", passim. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Rodrigo A. Alfaro
 
> I understand the program that Robert wants. But Martin's 
> solution can be 
> implemented in a do-file framework as the following example.
> 
> program clean
>     log using output, smcl replace
>     sysuse auto
>     valid reg price mpg
>     valid reg price mp3
>     log close
> end
> 
> program valid
>     capture `0'
>     if !_rc `0'
> end
> 
> The program clean has all your commands and put the results 
> in a log file. I 
> added Martin's program at the bottom of the file, in other 
> words the do-file 
> contains both programs (clean and valid). Then you have to type (the 
> usual) -do clean- to load both programs and -clean- to run 
> your routine.
> 
> The output looks "clean" for me. Is this useful for you Robert?
> Rodrigo.
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Robert A Yaffee" <bob.yaffee@nyu.edu>
> To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
> Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 5:24 PM
> Subject: Re: st: RE: Pgm 2 remove grammatical errors in log
> 
> 
> Martin,
>   Your program seems to check for errors while your running 
> the program.
>  But it leaves all of the trace material in the log.  I'm 
> looking for a
> program that
> passes through the smcl file, finds the errors, makes a 
> record of what line
> they are on, and then on a second pass erases the command 
> generating the
> error
> and the error, to clean up the smcl file preparatory for a 
> double check
> of the syntax.
>   If you know of such a program, it would be helpful to
> get ahold of it.
>    - Regards,
>        Bob
> 
> Robert A. Yaffee, Ph.D.
> Research Professor
> Shirley M. Ehrenkranz
> School of Social Work
> New York University
> 
> home address:
> Apt 19-W
> 2100 Linwood Ave.
> Fort Lee, NJ
> 07024-3171
> Phone: 201-242-3824
> Fax: 201-242-3825
> yaffee@nyu.edu
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Maarten Buis <M.Buis@fsw.vu.nl>
> Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 5:05 pm
> Subject: st: RE: Pgm 2 remove grammatical errors in log
> 
> > ----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-------------
> >
> > HTH,
> > Maarten
> >
> > -----------------------------------------
> > Maarten L. Buis
> > Department of Social Research Methodology
> > Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
> > Boelelaan 1081
> > 1081 HV Amsterdam
> > The Netherlands
> >
> > visiting adress:
> > Buitenveldertselaan 3 (Metropolitan), room Z214
> >
> > +31 20 5986715
> >
> > http://home.fsw.vu.nl/m.buis/
> > -----------------------------------------
> >
> >
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