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E Michael Foster <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Fri, 13 Apr 2012 01:39:34 +0000
Whenever I change jobs (and that's not infrequently), my students encounter a programming command that surprises them. It's my -choke- command.
I stick it in code to run part of a do file and stop execution at a point in the code. It returns an error and the student(s) think they've done something wrong.
I understand that I could submit part of a do-file by selecting it within the Stata do-file editor. But I don't use it. I use ultraedit.
So I think it's time to define chock.ado.
program define choke
di "Mike says to stop!!!!"
This doesn't quite work because I don't want anything other than "Mike says to stop!!!" in the log.
I'd like to suppress the error message:
unrecognized command: stoprightnow
yet, if I use -cap- execution proceeds.
E. Michael Foster
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Department of Biostatistics
School of Public Health
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
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