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"Stas Kolenikov" <skolenik@gmail.com> |

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st: -postfile, every()-? |

Date |
Thu, 27 Mar 2008 14:15:31 -0500 |

So what exactly does -every()- option of -postfile- does? Here's my concern: I am starting remotely some simulations up on a computing server, and sometimes the jobs are killed (either by me when I see it hangs up, or by the server robots when it runs out of time, or for any other reason). All I get, then, is the header of the file created by -postfile-, but none of the results that supposedly came from -post- commands, even if I specify -every(1)- option. (There is some bootstrapping involved in this particular project, so it indeed might take a few minutes to get the next data point to be -post-ed.) I am suspecting that I am getting nothing since -postclose- fails to properly close the file; however I have an idea stuck in my head (from some NC courses about 10 years ago?) that one can be somewhat sloppy with -postclose- since whenever the process closes, it works as implicit -postclose- for all open -postfile-s. Is that true, or am I missing something important? Apparently, if the job is brutally killed (KILL (9)? OMG), then none of that happens. -- Stas Kolenikov, also found at http://stas.kolenikov.name Small print: I don't check my Gmail account regularly. * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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