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Re: st: How to prevent break in .do file when no observations


From   Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: How to prevent break in .do file when no observations
Date   Mon, 11 Apr 2011 15:50:58 +0100 (BST)

--- On 4/11/11 10:36 AM, Paul O'Brien wrote:
> > Stata ends an do-file if there are no observations:
> > 
> > . table agecatkt31 if primary == "Other chemical"
> > & ffy==1, row
> > no observations
> > r(2000);
> > 
> > can i prevent the .do file breaking when there are no
> > observations?

--- On Mon, 11/4/11, Richard Goldstein wrote:
> look at the nostop option (-help do-)

Also see -help capture-. With -capture- you can identify
individual commands for which you want to ignore error
messages, which I would consider safer than a generic
-nostop-.

Hope this helps,
Maarten

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Universitaet Tuebingen
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72074 Tuebingen
Germany

http://www.maartenbuis.nl
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