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RE: st: Syntax error with Syntax itself


From   Pradipto Banerjee <pradipto.banerjee@adainvestments.com>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: Syntax error with Syntax itself
Date   Wed, 8 Aug 2012 15:45:36 -0500

Thanks, Nick.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Nick Cox
Sent: Wednesday, August 08, 2012 4:34 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: Syntax error with Syntax itself

-breaks()- requires an integer argument but is not compulsory. It
therefore requires a default.

-goodliq()- is said to take a numeric argument, but that keyword is
not allowed by itself.

All documented.

Nick

On Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 9:21 PM, Pradipto Banerjee
<pradipto.banerjee@adainvestments.com> wrote:
> Hi, I am writing an egen function
>
> program define _gmakesigwgt
> version 9.2
> gettoken type 0 : 0
> gettoken g      0 : 0
> gettoken eqs 0 : 0
> syntax varlist (min=2) [, BY(string) BReaks(integer) GOODliq(numeric)]
> .
> .
> .
> end
>
>
> I've been debugging it using set trace on (set tracedepth 2). I tried calling it as
>
> . egen var2 = makesigwgt (var1 var2 var3), by(var4)
>
> The debug shows me that there is an -error 197-, i.e. error with the syntax statement itself. The exact error output is:
>
> - syntax varlist (min=2) [, BY(string) BReaks(integer) GOODliq(numeric)]
> invalid syntax
> r(197)
>
>
> I can't understand what might be the error. Can someone give any suggestions?
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