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Re: st: Error with plugin

From   Brendan Halpin <>
Subject   Re: st: Error with plugin
Date   Mon, 24 Sep 2012 17:46:49 +0100

On Mon, Sep 24 2012, Pradipto Banerjee wrote:

> I complied it with gcc under cygwin (Windows) by following the suggestion on the Stata website: "gcc -shared -mno-cygwin stplugin.c varsum.c -o varsum.plugin". Then within Stata, I did the following:
> .program varsum, plugin
> .plugin call varsum, x1 x2 x3
> r(102);
> The expected code was supposed to add x1 & x2 and place it in x3. However, it gives "r(102)". I can't figure out what is wrong, but clearly the code views SF_nvars() as having 1 or less arguments supplied to it, even though I have supplied 3 arguments.


. plugin call varsum x1 x2 x3

No comma. In Stata syntax the varlist usually comes as part of the
command, not as part of the options (which begin with the comma).

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