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Fwd: st: Metareg syntax error for wsse option


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Fwd: st: Metareg syntax error for wsse option
Date   Mon, 19 Nov 2012 19:24:18 +0000

Jon Nelson replied to me privately. For several reasons why you are
asked not to do that, see

http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/#private

Most obviously, no one else can see your post. Also, replying to your
email does not constitute a promise of support until the problem is
solved!

Programs don't suddenly stop working. There is some other explanation,
but I am sorry that I don't know what it is.

The program can be downloaded from both SSC and SJ. The two versions
look identical. Nevertheless you should, as asked originally, explain
_where_ you got your copy from. (Jon should confirm that he is _not_
using the ancient version from STB-42.)

There is a typo in both help files in that -wsse()- is listed in the
syntax diagram as something that should be typed before the comma.
This is not biting Jon as he  appears to be using the option
correctly. However, I have not used -metareg- in any of its
incarnations and can't advise further.

If a better answer is not forthcoming, I would contact the program
author directly.

Nick

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jon Nelson <jpn@psu.edu>
Date: Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 6:38 PM
Subject: Re: st: Metareg syntax error for wsse option
To: Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>


Thanks, but removing spaces did not help. I still get the same error message.
Here is the exact version of a command:  metareg vsl09 loginc09, wsse(sd09) mm

which worked 6 months ago and now returns the error message: "option wsse() not
allowed" r(198);

Jon

On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 12:53 PM Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>-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.
>
>Nick
>
>On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 4:54 PM, Jon Nelson <jpn@psu.edu> 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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