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

To |
statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

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

Date |
Wed, 18 Apr 2012 19:26:01 -0400 |

Thank you all, and shame I did not find it myself �ut well, this is why you are such a great resource. I could look this into more and more; but for anyone watching: Jörg's solution works like a dream. Thanks again, Laszlo On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 7:14 PM, Paul Millar <paulmi@nipissingu.ca> wrote: > > Use the display command with the _cont feature: > > forvalues i=1/20 { > di "." _cont > } > > - Paul > > On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 6:38 PM, Joerg Luedicke > <joerg.luedicke@gmail.com> wrote: > > 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 > >> * > >> * 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/ > > > > -- > - Paul Millar, Ph.D. > School of Criminology and Criminal Justice > Nipissing University > North Bay, Ontario, Canada > www.paulmillar.ca > > * > * 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/

**References**:**st: how to show "dots" in a loop?***From:*László Sándor <sandorl@gmail.com>

**Re: st: how to show "dots" in a loop?***From:*Joerg Luedicke <joerg.luedicke@gmail.com>

**Re: st: how to show "dots" in a loop?***From:*Paul Millar <paulmi@nipissingu.ca>

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