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st: RE: how to use for* loops "noisily"?

From   "David Radwin" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: how to use for* loops "noisily"?
Date   Thu, 29 Jul 2010 09:17:52 -0700 (PDT)


You might try using -set tracedepth 1- after -set trace on- to keep the 
output to a reasonable level within loops.

David Radwin
Research Associate
MPR Associates, Inc.
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Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone: 510-849-4942
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: [mailto:owner-
>] On Behalf Of László Sándor
> Sent: Thursday, July 29, 2010 9:06 AM
> To:
> Subject: st: how to use for* loops "noisily"?
> Hi all,
> Sorry I could not google this down (or find in the manual): I am
> trying to use some efficient code, much like the advice of Kit Baum's
> books and Stata tips, but if I use loops (-foreach- or -forvalues-)
> for everything (cases, specification, restrictions etc.), I rarely see
> anything going on, only estimation results are coded to get
> posted/displayed in this case [by Stata], and the occasional (=
> omnipresent) error message.
> I experimented with turning -set trace on-, but it did more harm than
> good. Some clumsy bracketing into -noisily- chunks did not help
> either.
> Is there something to do if I'd like to run this do-file as a regular
> do-file for all commands, in or out of loops?
> Thanks,
> Laszlo

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