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From |
Jan Stuhler <janstuhler@googlemail.com> |

To |
statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
Re: st: log file recording within loops |

Date |
Fri, 26 Mar 2010 12:31:57 +0000 |

Dear Mandy, Michael,

On 20 Mar 2010, at 22:04, Michael Norman Mitchell wrote:

Dear JanI have frequently wished for the exact same thing. In SPSS there is"DO REPEAT" and "END REPEAT PRINT.", where the "PRINT" optionspecifies that each command generated by the loop is displayed, forexample.DO REPEAT Q=Q1 TO Q5/ R=R1 TO R5. COMPUTE Q=0. COMPUTE R=1. END REPEAT PRINT. I sometimes will fake this in Stata by typing, at the command window . set trace on . set tracedepth 1 and then the contents of the loops are displayed, e.g. --- test.do --- sysuse auto, clear foreach v of varlist m* { summarize `v' } ---- test.do --- do test . sysuse auto, clear (1978 Automobile Data) . foreach v of varlist m* { 2. summarize `v' 3. } - foreach v of varlist m* { - summarize `v' = summarize make Variable | Obs Mean Std. Dev. Min Max -------------+-------------------------------------------------------- make | 0 - } - summarize `v' = summarize mpg Variable | Obs Mean Std. Dev. Min Max -------------+-------------------------------------------------------- mpg | 74 21.2973 5.785503 12 41 - } . end of do-file Michael N. Mitchell See the Stata tidbit of the week at... http://www.MichaelNormanMitchell.com On 2010-03-20 1.44 PM, Jan Stuhler wrote:Dear all,a question on log-files. Stata does not log any commands that areinside loops (it only logs the results/output). Since loops areusually all over in my do-files I end up having a long list ofuninformative notices in my log-files.I know that most people add comments (e.g. "di ....") in their do-files in order to keep track at which part of the loop their log-file is recording. I do not like this solution since it means a lotof additional typing and a potential source of typos. Is there anyother solution, e.g. some sort of "noisily" command that forcesStata to log commands within loops?Many thanks for any answers, Jan * * 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/

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**References**:**st: log file recording within loops***From:*Jan Stuhler <janstuhler@googlemail.com>

**Re: st: log file recording within loops***From:*Michael Norman Mitchell <Michael.Norman.Mitchell@gmail.com>

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