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Re: st: Too many macros, but I create 1!


From   James Sams <sams.james@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Too many macros, but I create 1!
Date   Wed, 05 Dec 2012 21:01:52 -0600

I have tried this. It is not particularly helpful because the error is in an 
internal command that trace does not output from.

On Wednesday 05,  December  2012 16:46:53 William Buchanan wrote:
> Have you tried running your program with -set trace on-? It might provide
> some more useful information to you about where things are going wrong.
> 
> HTH,
> Billy
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
> On Dec 5, 2012, at 16:28, James Sams <sams.james@gmail.com> wrote:
> > I have a program that drops into mata, generates a row vector, converts it
> > to strings and then sends to stata as a macro. The macro it generates is
> > about 400,000 characters long, with about 62,000 individual entries, well
> > within the limits of stata-12 mp 8 core edition. Here is some test code
> > that shows what is going on and mimics the attributes of my data.
> > 
> > program test_case, rclass
> > 
> >    mata {
> >    
> >        indexes = 50000
> >        for (i=1; i<=61611; i++) {
> >        
> >            indexes = indexes, i+indexes[1]
> >        
> >        }
> >        cols(indexes)
> >        indexes = strofreal(indexes)
> >        indexes = invtokens(indexes)
> >        strlen(indexes)
> >        st_local("indexes", indexes)
> >    
> >    }
> >    return local indexes `indexes'
> > 
> > end
> > 
> > And when I run it:
> > 
> > 
> > . test_case
> > 
> >  61612
> >  381283
> > 
> > too many macros
> > r(920);
> > 
> > I'm certainly not generating too many macros. Either st_local or return
> > is, as far as I can tell. Thoughts on what I should be doing?

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