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Re: st: <istmt>: - function returned error ,in KHB Command


From   "Rauscher, Garth" <garthr@uic.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: <istmt>: - function returned error ,in KHB Command
Date   Tue, 27 Dec 2011 12:41:56 -0600

Thank you for the response, Daniel. I am using Stata 11 and everything
checks out the way you said it should. This morning I received a slightly
different error message using my owb dataset, that I thought might provide
abother clue:

. khb logit all45 income || oncampus academic, c(agec agecsqr) su
                   khb():  3301  subscript invalid
                 <istmt>:     -  function returned error


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Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2011 00:38:08 +0100
From: daniel klein <klein.daniel.81@googlemail.com>
Subject: st: <istmt>: - function returned error ,in KHB Command

Are you sure you have the latest version of -khb- installed? I cannot
replicate the error using Stata 12 and -khb- (installed from SSC)

. which khb
c:\ado\plus\k\khb.ado
*! version 2.7 November 16, 2011 @ 16:41:49 UK
*! Decomposing total effects using the KHB method
*! Support: kohler@wzb.eu

It seems the problem is not in the ado-file but in lkhb.mata and its
compiled version. So make sure you have the correct Mata files
installed, too. There is no "*! version" comment in the file, so type

findfile lkhb.mata
doedit "`r(fn)'"

The file should read

// Calculate correlation metric from coefficient vectors
// version 0.3 Implements new standard error
// version 0.4 Remove bug in concomitant function
// version 0.5 Set SE to missing for option SE

[...]
        // The KHB-Method
        // -------------

        void khb(
                string rowvector SURxnames,
                string rowvector FULLznames,
                string rowvector FULLxnames,
                string scalar Method
                )

The error message you showed us, suggests that there is one line
missing in the definitions.

Best
Daniel



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Date: Mon, 26 Dec 2011 15:12:58 -0600
From: "Rauscher, Garth" <garthr@uic.edu>
Subject: st: <istmt>: -  function returned error ,in KHB Command

I am running the user-written KHB command to conduct a mediation analysis
and am receiving an error I have never received before. I reinstalled KHB
and checked that my Stata was all up to date and the message still
appears. Here is an example using the auto dataset.

. sysuse auto
(1978 Automobile Data)

. khb logit foreign  mpg  || weight,  su
                   khb():  3001  expected 3 arguments but received 4
                 <istmt>:     -  function returned error
r(3001);



Thanks for reading this.


Garth H Rauscher
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
UIC School of Public health
(312)413-4317
garthr@uic.edu



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