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From |
László Sándor <sandorl@gmail.com> |

To |
statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
Re: st: question: mata compilation line skip rules |

Date |
Thu, 29 Mar 2012 16:44:03 -0400 |

Oh, an "end" was missing. Sorry about this. Thanks again. 2012/3/29 László Sándor <sandorl@gmail.com>: > Thanks, Maarten, this is great. > > Would the lines below mean that the source I copied from Ben's > -moremata- does not compile for me for some reason? > > : real colvector _mm_panels(transmorphic vector X, | real scalar np) >> { >> real scalar i, j, r >> real colvector res >> >> r = length(X) >> if (r<1) return(J(0,1,.)) >> if (args()<2) np = r >> res = J(np, 1, 1) >> j = 1 >> for (i=2; i<=r; i++) { >> if (X[i]==X[i-1]) res[j] = res[j] + 1 >> else j++ >> } >> if (j==r) return(res) >> return(res[|1 \ j|]) >> } > > : > : *! > nothing found where subexp expected > (131 lines skipped) > ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- > r(3000); > > What comes after this part of my code (if what crashed is already omitted) is: > > *! > *! mm_callf.mata > *! version 1.0.1, Ben Jann, 16jun2006 > version 9.2 > > local o1 "o1" > local po1 "*p.o1" > forv i=2/10 { > local o`i' "`o`=`i'-1'', o`i'" > local po`i' "`po`=`i'-1'', *p.o`i'" > } > > > On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 4:03 PM, Maarten Buis <maartenlbuis@gmail.com> wrote: >> 2012/3/29 László Sándor : >>> One of the biggest hints one gets when Mata does not compile is how >>> many lines were skipped. (I cannot get myself a line number with -set >>> matalnum- or -set matadebug-.) >>> >>> I could not find the documentation on the rules how this is done. How >>> could I reverse engineer which piece of my code did not compile? >>> >>> I have an ado file with multiple Mata function definitions at the end, >>> also cross-referencing to one another. >> >> One way is to open the ado file in the do-file editor and do that .ado >> file. This in essence treats the .ado file as a .do file that creates >> a (set of) program(s) and Mata functions. You usually have to first >> type -clear all- to make sure none of these aren't already in memory. >> What you are looking for are the first error messages in the Mata >> section. These are usually a pretty good indicator of where the >> problem is. The later error messages are usually just the results of >> the earlier errors and not very informative. >> >> Hope this helps, >> Maarten >> >> -------------------------- >> Maarten L. Buis >> Institut fuer Soziologie >> Universitaet Tuebingen >> Wilhelmstrasse 36 >> 72074 Tuebingen >> Germany >> >> >> http://www.maartenbuis.nl >> -------------------------- >> >> * >> * For searches and help try: >> * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >> * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq >> * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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