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st: do-file halting

From   "Ann Miller" <>
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Subject   st: do-file halting
Date   Mon, 06 Jul 2009 13:25:47 -0400

Dear Statalist, 

I'm using Stata 10 and have run into something I think is odd. When I set up a master do file that has several smaller do-files within it (eg:, the master do will run up to the second-to-last one ( then cease, displaying the following: "end of do-file". After various struggles and consults with experts at my workplace, we've discovered that 1) it doesn't seem to read the final small do-file ( and 2) if I add 2 carriage returns to the end of the master do-file, it'll run the whole thing. Is this a common problem? I'd be interested to know what might be the cause, if anyone else has run into this, or if there's a different solution than my 2-carriage-return fix.

Many thanks!


Ann C. Miller, PhD, MPH
Research Associate
FXB Center for Health and Human Rights
Harvard School of Public Health
651 Huntington Ave, 7th Floor
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 432-7297

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