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st: do files - general question
I've noticed some limitations when running do files, and was
wondering if there was a way of getting around them. These two are,
I think, related, but I'll separate them anyway.
1. When I estimate numerous different regression models, following
every few with its own -estout- command, there is a point (sometimes)
when the -estout- command, nor the subsequent regression commands,
stop being executed within the -do- framework of execution. For
instance, I might have:
. regression 1
. estimates store 1
. regression 2
. estimates store 2
. estout ...
. regression 3
. estimates store 3
. regression 4
. estimates store 4
. estout ...
and so on...
At some point, if I have too many of these repeated commands, the do
file will not execute subsequent regression commands. It appears to
be commented out by Stata itself, and so output simply is shown, but
not executed - always preceded by an '>' in the Stata output. If I
cut and paste these into a separate do file, and run them, then it
executes fine. Is there a limit to how many regressions and -estout-
commands one can do in a single -do- file?
2. Can one use a -do- file to execute multiple do files repeatedly?
For instance, I wanted to use -sutex- to create summary stats for
different datasets. So, for instance:
. set more off
. do e1
. do mergeall_e1
. sutex blah blah
> do e1
> do mergeall_e2
> #delimit ;
varlist not allowed
end of do-file
The above is a do file I had which which was supposed to do e1 then
mergeall_e1, then sutex various commands, then clear, then do e1
again, then the second do, then do the same sutex a second time. But
as you can see, after clearing once, I get the ">" commenting out of
the subsequent commands - the same that happened above. I suspect do
files cannot handle certain kinds of repeated commands, either do
files or regressions combined with ado files, like estout, but is
that the case? I've been getting around this by simply having
multiple do files, but was just curious.
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