Uff, sorry Marteen for changing your name.
Note that in the Marteen's program (valid) the line is executed only if
there is not error. So there will be no-garbage in the log-file. If the next
line is "independent" of the previous results then my program will be fine.
I think this was the original request of Robert. Indeed, he wrote "... 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"
But if the line are not independent then Nick's comment is right and I think
the problem is very hard to solve. Indeed, it is some kind of "debugging"
program, right? Maybe you can put the -capture- results in a matrix and
check there what numbers of commands are not working. After pass all-lines
you care about log-file.
Rodrigo.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 6:14 PM
Subject: RE: st: RE: Pgm 2 remove grammatical errors in log
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.
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>
> ----- 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
> >
> > -----------------------------------------
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> > The Netherlands
> >
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> >
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> >
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