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


From   Joerg Luedicke <joerg.luedicke@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: how to show "dots" in a loop?
Date   Wed, 18 Apr 2012 15:38:45 -0700

A good way to tackle a problem like that is to look into the source
code of programs that actually do what is desired. Inspecting the file
-bootstrap.ado- reveals that Stata is using some undocumented program
for these dots (-findfile _dots.ado-). Have a look at this little
example program:


*---------------------------------
clear
set obs 1000
gen x=runiform()


program define dots

_dots 0

forval i = 1/1000 {
	qui sum x in `i'
	_dots `i' 0
}

end
*---------------------------------

HTH,

J.

2012/4/18 László Sándor <sandorl@gmail.com>:
> 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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