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Re: st: how to show "dots" in a loop?

From   Eric Booth <>
Subject   Re: st: how to show "dots" in a loop?
Date   Wed, 18 Apr 2012 17:34:20 -0500

Hi Laszlo:
I've never tried it, but this comes up in a web-search:

Harrison 2007 Stata tip 41: Monitoring loop iterations

- Eric

Eric A. Booth
Public Policy Research Institute
Texas A&M University
Office: +979.845.6754

On Apr 18, 2012, at 2:36 PM, László Sándor wrote:

> Hi all,
> I try to do a simple thing in Stata 11 MP for Windows: demean and
> detrend a panel. For this I need to loop over all individuals'
> subsamples. However, I finish quickly with a 1% subsample of my data,
> while it is suspiciously slow with 10% (of any operations, the loop
> should be linear in this regard as long as the system has enough
> memory).
> I would now like to report something every iteration, but I would
> avoid seeing thousands of lines filled with this, esp. in my log. Long
> story short: can I somehow print dots as wrapper commands like
> bootstrap do?
> (Formatted, easy-to-count dots would be the best, but if those are not
> simple to copy from a "dottable" command, I could live with a flood of
> dots to judge how fast I'm going through the data.)
> Thanks,
> Laszlo
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