Thanks Rodrigo,
I'll give that a try.
- Bob
Robert A. Yaffee, Ph.D.
Research Professor
Shirley M. Ehrenkranz
School of Social Work
New York University
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2100 Linwood Ave.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Rodrigo A. Alfaro" <ralfaro76@hotmail.com>
Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 6:43 pm
Subject: Re: st: RE: Pgm 2 remove grammatical errors in log
> 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.
> > 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
> > >
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> > > 1081 HV Amsterdam
> > > The Netherlands
> > >
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> > >
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> > >
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