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"Sergiy Radyakin" <serjradyakin@gmail.com> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

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Re: st: How to quietly svmat ? |

Date |
Wed, 12 Nov 2008 11:24:43 -0500 |

Thank you, Joseph, that is news to me, I thought the 'more' message is triggered by overflow of the display buffer, and can never occur if I suppress output with either -quietly- or -capture-. I'd prefer your solution over Kit's, but thanks goes to all who responded. Best regards, Sergiy On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 9:53 AM, Joseph Coveney <jcoveney@bigplanet.com> wrote: > Sergiy Radyakin wrote: > > the -svmat- Stata command has an inconvenient interactivity feature, > which always requests a confirmation, e.g.: > > . svmat R > number of observations will be reset to 9 > Press any key to continue, or Break to abort > obs was 0, now 9 > > If -quietly- or -capture- is applied, the text is not displayed, but > there is still a -more- condition, which pauses the execution of the > .do/.ado file, even if the dataset is empty (cleared with -clear-) > immediately before -svmat-. > > Can this behaviour be changed somehow? > > Currently, the only work around I've found is the following: > > quietly { > clear > set obs `=rowsof(R)' > generate junk=_n > svmat R > drop junk > } > > Note that even if the number of observations is set to the number of > rows in R, it is not sufficient for some reason to avoid the > confirmation. There must be a variable in the dataset. Can somebody > advise a shorter piece of code? > > -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- > > Have you tried -set more off-? > > clear * > set more off > quietly describe > assert r(N) == 0 > assert r(k) == 0 > matrix define M = J(4, 4, 0) > quietly svmat M > list > exit > > gives: > > . clear * > > . set more off > > . quietly describe > > . assert r(N) == 0 > > . assert r(k) == 0 > > . matrix define M = J(4, 4, 0) > > . quietly svmat M > > . list > > +-------------------+ > | M1 M2 M3 M4 | > |-------------------| > 1. | 0 0 0 0 | > 2. | 0 0 0 0 | > 3. | 0 0 0 0 | > 4. | 0 0 0 0 | > +-------------------+ > > . exit > > end of do-file > > > If you want -more- to be set on routinely, then you could write a wrapper > for -svmat- that toggles the more condition: > > program define svmat3 > version 8.2 > local more_condition `c(more)' > set more off > quietly svmat `0' > set more `more_condition' > end > > Joseph Coveney > > > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search > * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ > * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**References**:**Re: st: How to quietly svmat ?***From:*"Joseph Coveney" <jcoveney@bigplanet.com>

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