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Re: st: exact row in which error occurs

From   Nick Cox <>
Subject   Re: st: exact row in which error occurs
Date   Thu, 24 Nov 2011 11:28:11 +0000

Stata doesn't work in this way, partly because do-files can and
usually do call other do-files, ado-files, commands, functions, etc.,
and a row number -- presumably meaning file line number -- would not
have very much meaning in many instances, and/or would refer to a line
in code that is proprietary and so hidden from you.

-set trace- leads to ways of detecting where errors occur. Otherwise
the difference between -do- and -run- is important here.


On Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 11:07 AM, Ivica Rubil <> wrote:

> does anybody of you know if there is a way to get Stata give me the the
> exact row number where an error occurs in a do file? I'm surprised that
> Stata -- way too "smart" a program -- does not give it regularly,
> included in error messages.
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