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RE: st: exact row in which error occurs


From   "Ivica Rubil" <irubil@eizg.hr>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: exact row in which error occurs
Date   Thu, 24 Nov 2011 13:39:33 +0100

I agree. But, it would still be useful that Stata can detect the exact
line where an error occurs in cases where one has a code in which no
other .do file is called.

ivica

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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Nick Cox
Sent: 24. studeni 2011 12:28
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: exact row in which error occurs

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.

Nick

On Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 11:07 AM, Ivica Rubil <irubil@eizg.hr> 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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