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Victor Mauricio Herrera <vherrera@wisc.edu> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
RE: st: RE: RE: RE: RE: error messages while using the stgest command |

Date |
Fri, 04 Jun 2010 15:21:55 -0500 |

Nick is right. After removing the parenthesis everything works fine. Also, variables created by lafconf and baseconf are dropped after running stgest and this prevented weibull from runing. Once I recreated them with makebase and makelag the weibull model and gesttowb ran also without problem. Thanks! Victor. On 06/04/10, Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote: > Yes, that's my guess. > > If it gets as far as the -graph- command then the local macro options is > discovered at that point, and only then, to contain junk that Stata > can't make sense of. > > It's my impression that in this sense Stata has not changed for some > while. Any parsing that leaves a residuum of buggy material in some > local macro will not bite unless and until that macro is scrutinised. > > Here's a demo: > > Here's a program: > > program martin > syntax [, * ] > sysuse auto, clear > regress mpg weight > end > > Here I run it: > > . martin, complete and utter nonsense > > (1978 Automobile Data) > > Source | SS df MS Number of obs = > 74 > -------------+------------------------------ F( 1, 72) = > 134.62 > Model | 1591.9902 1 1591.9902 Prob > F = > 0.0000 > Residual | 851.469256 72 11.8259619 R-squared = > 0.6515 > -------------+------------------------------ Adj R-squared = > 0.6467 > Total | 2443.45946 73 33.4720474 Root MSE = > 3.4389 > > ------------------------------------------------------------------------ > ------ > mpg | Coef. Std. Err. t P>|t| [95% Conf. > Interval] > -------------+---------------------------------------------------------- > ------ > weight | -.0060087 .0005179 -11.60 0.000 -.0070411 > -.0049763 > _cons | 39.44028 1.614003 24.44 0.000 36.22283 > 42.65774 > ------------------------------------------------------------------------ > ------ > > What happened: > > 1. I typed as if they were options "complete and utter nonsense". > > 2. A consequence of the -syntax- statement is that a local macro options > is created with contents "complete and utter nonsense". > > 3. My program never actually used `options'. Thus my program never bit > me, and Stata never complained, even though I typed (you guessed) some > nonsense on the command line. > > Nick > n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk > > Martin Weiss > > So, given your experience of Stata 7, Nick: Did the misplaced > paranthesis > somehow end up in the -options- for the -graph- command? The error > message > initially reported by Victor in > http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2010-06/msg00133.html would seem > to > indicate this sequence of events. > > Nick Cox > > The first error now seems pretty clear. > > The parenthesis ( before lasttime(endfudate) is what is causing the > error. Delete it. > > (You are probably misreading the syntax diagram within which the square > brackets [ ] group together optional options and are not characters to > be typed.) > > Victor Mauricio Herrera > > Regarding the first error, I included no graph options in my > instructions. This is exactly what I typed: > > stgest diabetes cursmoke agebase sex hyperten obese, lagconf(hyperten > obese diabetes) baseconf(hyperten obese diabetes) /* > */ visit(visit) firstvis(2) (lasttime(endfudate) range(-50 50) step(1) > saveres(caergestsmoknocens) replace > > I tried with two different datasets and got the same error. > > > * > * 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/ -- VICTOR M. HERRERA MD. MS. Research Assistant - Wisconsin Diabetes Registry Population Health Sciences Department University of Wisconsin 610 Walnut St. 626 WARF Madison, WI 53726 (608) 265-3686 * * 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**:**st: error messages while using the stgest command***From:*Victor Mauricio Herrera <vherrera@wisc.edu>

**st: RE: RE: error messages while using the stgest command***From:*"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

**st: RE: RE: RE: RE: error messages while using the stgest command***From:*"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

**Re: st: RE: RE: RE: RE: error messages while using the stgest command***From:*Victor Mauricio Herrera <vherrera@wisc.edu>

**RE: st: RE: RE: RE: RE: error messages while using the stgest command***From:*"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

**RE: st: RE: RE: RE: RE: error messages while using the stgest command***From:*"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

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