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Re: st: ice problem: return code 2000

From   "Jon Heron (ALSPAC)" <>
Subject   Re: st: ice problem: return code 2000
Date   Tue, 01 May 2007 15:02:20 +0100

Hi Robert,

I've found that some of the ice errors are less than intuitive

since you only have 5 variables, try fitting the 5 individual
prediction equations to see if a more sensible error arises



--On 30 April 2007 16:43 -0400 ROBERT BOZICK <> wrote:

I am having a problem getting the ice multiple imputation command to run.
I have used it many times and it has worked without a problem.  Today is
a different story:

I am using the command structure:

ice x1 x2 x3 x4 x5 using "M:\statafiles\data\imputed.dta", seed(2007) m(5)

After a few minutes of "thinking" Stata provides the response:


I looked up the meaning of this error and it reads:

error  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Return code 2000
         no observations;
         You have requested some statistical calculation and there are
         no observations on which to perform it.  Perhaps you specified
         if exp or in range and inadvertently filtered all the data.

I am not sure exactly what that means with respect to my data file.  The
file that I am using has valid values for the variables in the list
(x1...x5) and all the missing values are listed with a period "."

Does anyone have any idea why I am getting this message and what needs to
be done to rectify this?

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