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Re: st: Metareg syntax error for wsse option

From   Nick Cox <>
Subject   Re: st: Metareg syntax error for wsse option
Date   Mon, 19 Nov 2012 17:53:01 +0000

-metareg- is from SJ and SSC. -metareg- in Stata terms is a command,
not a macro.

Exactly what you typed can only be guessed if you report that it was
"something like" your example.

It may be that you are putting a space in "wsse ()". If so, remove the space.


On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 4:54 PM, Jon Nelson <> wrote:

> I'm using the macro metareg to estimate random-effects regressions, using data
> that i used successfully six months ago. Now i'm getting an
> error message "option wsse () not allowed" followed by r(198). This seems to
> indicate a syntax error, but i can't see what i'm doing wrong or
> determine other sources of error.
> My command line would be something like "metareg vsl09 logincome, wsse(sd09)
> mm" , where sd09 is the variable for standard errors of the effect size vsl09.
> I tried using other data sets, and i get the same error. I tried reloading the
> macro. I checked the data for zeros or negative values. And wsse () is
> a required option for metareg.
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