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From |
Katia Bobulova <katia.bobulova@googlemail.com> |

To |
statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
Re: st: Nostop in do files |

Date |
Tue, 26 Oct 2010 19:32:43 +0100 |

Dear Neil, thank you very much for your answer. Now I sorted out the problem with the do file and it works, however, still my do file stops, even with the nostop option. I receive this error message: convergence not achieved r(430); But the nostop option is not meant to overcome this problem?? Is there something else that must be specified? thanks Katia 2010/10/22 Neil Shephard <nshephard@gmail.com>: > On Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 3:19 PM, Katia Bobulova > <katia.bobulova@googlemail.com> wrote: >> The option could be dangerous, but it is useful for preliminary analysis. >> >> I have bot the data and the do files in the same folder. >> >> So I open the dataset and then I type: >> do 2000, nostop >> >> where 2000 is the name of my do file I receive the message file >> 2000.do not found >> >> Could you please help me to solve this problem? > > Without output its pretty hard to tell, but I'll hazard a guess at > what you're doing... > > 1) You start up Stata > > 2) You open your file with File -> Open, navigate to the location and > open the dataset > > 3) You now type 'do 2000, nostop' and get told the file isn't found. > > This is because whilst the data file and do file are in the same > location, Stata is not currently "in" that directory. > > Type -pwd- to see what directory Stata is in, if the output of this is > NOT the directory where your files are then use the -cd- command to > change directory to the location of the files. > > I'll further hazard that your on M$-Windoze, so something like... > > cd "c:/this/is/where/i/have/saved/my/files" > use mydata, clear > do 2000, nostop > > ...should hopefully achieve what you are trying to do (although > obviously substituting the directory path ( > "c:/this/is/where/i/have/saved/my/files" double quotes are important > if you have a space in the path) for where you have actually saved it, > and the data file name for the name you have called your data > ("mydata", again double quotes are important if you have a space in > the filename)). > > Personally I never touch the menu system in Stata, insteading working > exlusively with do-files and -cd-ing to the relevant directory first. > > These are very basic (and fundamental) steps to working with Stata. I > would recommend one of the introductory texts to Stata available from > Stata Press such as... > > http://www.stata-press.com/books/acock3.html > http://www.stata-press.com/books/ishr3.html > http://www.stata-press.com/books/daus2.html > > ..or similar. Alternatively you may find the the Stata NetCourse > useful http://www.stata.com/netcourse/nc101.html which covers these > basics. > > Neil > > -- > "Our civilization would be pitifully immature without the intellectual > revolution led by Darwin" - Motoo Kimura, The Neutral Theory of > Molecular Evolution > > Email - nshephard@gmail.com > Website - http://kimura-no-ip.org/ > Photos - http://www.flickr.com/photos/slackline/ > * > * 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/

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: st: Nostop in do files***From:*Sergiy Radyakin <serjradyakin@gmail.com>

**References**:**Re: st: Nostop in do files***From:*Katia Bobulova <katia.bobulova@googlemail.com>

**Re: st: Nostop in do files***From:*Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>

**Re: st: Nostop in do files***From:*Katia Bobulova <katia.bobulova@googlemail.com>

**Re: st: Nostop in do files***From:*Neil Shephard <nshephard@gmail.com>

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