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st: Re: Strange rclass program return


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Re: Strange rclass program return
Date   Sun, 5 Apr 2009 11:24:56 +0200

<>

I addition to the solution provided in this thread:

You never want a -program- with a name that is in use in official Stata. If you -which- your name beforehand, you know whether that is the case.

Also note that in this simple case you can use the -return list- left behind by -summarize-. Omitting the -rclass- statement allows you to do that...

*******
program mytest
    drop _all
    qui{
     set obs 50
    generate x = uniform()
}
    summarize x, meanonly
end
********


HTH
Martin
_______________________
----- Original Message ----- From: "Nelson, Carl" <chnelson@illinois.edu>
To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Sent: Sunday, April 05, 2009 12:11 AM
Subject: st: Strange rclass program return


My previous uses of rclass programs with return statements have behaved as documented. But today, I can not get return to return results from rclass programs. I have tried several examples with the same result. The simplest example follows.

 do test1

. program test, rclass
 1.     drop _all
 2.     quietly: set obs 50
 3.     generate x = uniform()
 4.     summarize x
 5.     return scalar testmean = r(mean)
 6. end

. return list

.
end of do-file

I am at a loss as to why return is not returning results. I would appreciate suggestions from much more expert Stata users.
Thanks.

Carl Nelson
University of Illinois

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