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Re: st: Possible issue when stcompadj expands dataset


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Possible issue when stcompadj expands dataset
Date   Fri, 26 Aug 2011 12:38:38 +0100

-stcompadj- is a user-written program from SSC.

As I understand it, the size of the file is immaterial. Your own
output shows 1205 more records (observations) than subjects, which is
precisely the error reported.

2011/8/26 Christel Häggström <christel.haggstrom@urologi.umu.se>:
> Dear statausers,
>
> I have an issue with the command stcompadj. What I have understood, the command stcompadj expands the dataset (as described: http://fmwww.bc.edu/repec/bocode/s/stcompadj-ItSUG2009.pdf); and my issue is that when I try to run the command I get error message.
> I have tried the same command with a smaller dataset which works fine. I am currently using STATA 11 MP and have been able to run stcompet and stcrreg (takes 1-2 days to run) with the same dataset. The underlying timescale is age in years and I've tried with other covariates as well.
> Copied output:
>
> stset dat_exit_inc, fail(risk_inc==1) id(id) origin(dat_b) enter(dat_m_plus1y) scale(365.25)
> [..]
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>   289871  total obs.
>        5  ignored because id missing
>     1200  obs. end on or before enter()
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>   288666  obs. remaining, representing
>   288666  subjects
>     7065  failures in single failure-per-subject data
>  3390602  total analysis time at risk, at risk from t =         0
>                             earliest observed entry t =  16.58316
>                                  last observed exit t =   104.564
>
> stcompadj smok=1, compet(2)
> Multiple records per subjects not allowed.
> r(198);
>
> Do I get this error message due to the size of the dataset? What is the maximum limit? Or is this due to something else?
>

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