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Re: st: Nostop in do files


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
>
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