Notice: On March 31, it was **announced** that Statalist is moving from an email list to a **forum**. The old list will shut down on April 23, and its replacement, **statalist.org** is already up and running.

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

From |
Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> |

To |
statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
Re: st: Metareg syntax error for wsse option |

Date |
Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:13:57 +0000 |

That is what the syntax diagram says, but the code and examples contradict it. Hence my assertion that it's a typo. Nick On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 7:39 PM, Rebecca Pope <rebecca.a.pope@gmail.com> wrote: > 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 > > > > __o __o > _`\ <,_ _`\ <,_ > (_)/ (_) (_)/ (_) > ========================= > > > 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. * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: st: Metareg syntax error for wsse option***From:*Rebecca Pope <rebecca.a.pope@gmail.com>

**References**:**st: Metareg syntax error for wsse option***From:*"Jon Nelson" <jpn@psu.edu>

**Fwd: st: Metareg syntax error for wsse option***From:*Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>

**Re: st: Metareg syntax error for wsse option***From:*Rebecca Pope <rebecca.a.pope@gmail.com>

- Prev by Date:
**st: RE: merging aggregate and survey data with different state codes** - Next by Date:
**st: overlaid histograms** - Previous by thread:
**Re: st: Metareg syntax error for wsse option** - Next by thread:
**Re: st: Metareg syntax error for wsse option** - Index(es):