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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   Wed, 27 Oct 2010 15:11:41 +0100

thank you very much for your help.

Your suggestion it is fine because there isn't an interruption of the
file do when the convergence is not possible, however, each time that
is not possible to reach the convergence the file do restart from the
beginning.

Any ideas?

Thanks,
Katia

2010/10/26 Sergiy Radyakin <serjradyakin@gmail.com>:
> Sure there is an alternative:
>
> 1) runs the same file 10 times with different parameters:
>
> forvalues i=1/10 {
>   capture noisily do "C:\PROGRAMS\mydofile.do" `i'
> }
>
> Runs mydofile.do 10 times, tolerating errors in each run-iteration.
> Value of i is passed as a parameter.
> Depending on what you are doing, you may want to form the actual
> parameters outside and pass to the
> do-file or inside of the do-file, based on the iteration number.
>
> Remove -noisily- if you do not need the output of individual iterations.
>
> 2) runs 10 do-files one time each:
> forvalues i=1/10 {
>   capture noisily do "C:\PROGRAMS\mydofile`i'.do"
> }
>
> (files must be named mydofile1.do, mydofile2.do, etc)
>
> Best,
>   Sergiy Radyakin
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 2:32 PM, Katia Bobulova
> <katia.bobulova@googlemail.com> wrote:
>> 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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