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st: RE: proper syntax for mcompp


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: proper syntax for mcompp
Date   Tue, 28 Nov 2006 20:07:24 -0000

This command was published in the STB in 1994. The help 
file contains a typo: the closing "]" was omitted by 
accident. The "[ ]" indicate genuinely optional options and 
are not to be typed literally. 

This contribution only appears if you type -search, historical-
but then without comment. That usually means that the contribution
may be rendered awkward or impossible to use given subsequent 
changes in Stata, so deeper problems may yet lurk. In fact one 
of your error messages below indicates one such. 

On looking at the file I see no -version- statement. Inserting 
a line 

version 2.1 

below the "program define" is one possible remedy, but I've not 
tried it and make no promises. 

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

Christopher W. Ryan
 
> I've installed mcompp and mcompr but can't seem to get mcompp to work.
> What is the proper syntax?
> 
> Here is an extract from the help file:
> 
> 
>  P-values for multiple comparisons                            
>    [sg28:
> STB-22]
> ----------------------------------
> 
>         mcompp varlist , [ nocons bonferonni(varname)
> 
>                         scheffe(varname) sidak(varname)
> 
> calculates P-values for all possible contrasts defined by the 
> varlist.  This
> list must appear in the most recent estimation command.
> 
> 
> Here are the errors I get when I try different syntax.  It seems odd
> that the syntax diagram contains just an opening square bracket, no
> closing one.
> 
> . mcompp _Ifamily_2, [sidak(sidak)
> option [ not allowed
> r(198);
> 
> . mcompp _Ifamily_2, sidak(sidak)
> program error:  matching close brace not found
> r(198);
> 
> . mcompp _Ifamily_2, sidak(sidak)]
> option ] not allowed
> r(198);
> 
> . mcompp _Ifamily_2, (sidak(sidak))
> option ( not allowed
> r(198);
> 
> . mcompp _Ifamily_2, [sidak(sidak)]
> option [ not allowed
> r(198);
> 
> . mcompp _Ifamily_2
> program error:  matching close brace not found
> r(198);

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