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Re: st: Metareg syntax error for wsse option


From   Rebecca Pope <rebecca.a.pope@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Metareg syntax error for wsse option
Date   Tue, 20 Nov 2012 13:39:07 -0600

I think your command should be: metareg vsl09 loginc09 wsse(sd09), mm.
Note, wsse() comes before the comma; this is why you are getting an
error message about it not being an option.

Here is the syntax from the help file for -metareg-:
 metareg depvar [indepvars] [if] [in] wsse(varname) [, eform graph
               randomsize noconstant mm reml eb knapphartung z tau2test
               level(#) permute(# [, univariable detail joint(varlist1 [|
               varlist2 ...])]) log maximize_options]


Rebecca



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On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 1:24 PM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> 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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