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Re: st: macro issue


From   Rebecca Pope <rebecca.a.pope@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: macro issue
Date   Wed, 6 Mar 2013 08:37:19 -0600

Just run your .do file all at once instead of highlighting &
submitting each line individually.

On Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 8:32 AM, Dherani, Mukesh
<M.K.Dherani@liverpool.ac.uk> wrote:
> Thanks Alison. Yes, copy paste in interactive mode is working fine.
> What should I do to store my macro?
>
> BW,m
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Alison Connor
> Sent: 06 March 2013 14:26
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: Re: st: macro issue
>
> Hi Mukesh,
>
> If you run the lines separately from the do file (i.e. select line 1, and hit ctrl+d or the do button then select line 2, and hit ctrl+d or the do button), then the macro from line 1 will not be stored. If you are typing in each line separately, or cutting and pasting each line separately from the do file, then it should work. Could this be the issue?
>
> ~Alison
>
>
> On Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 9:18 AM, Dherani, Mukesh <M.K.Dherani@liverpool.ac.uk> wrote:
>> Thank you Nick.
>> No I am using it in the same do file for same analysis.
>>
>> local x var1 var2 varn  // first I ran this command
>> logistic y `x'   //  then I ran this command in the same file and result
>> is blank
>>
>> for -if-
>>
>> local x var1 var2 varn  // first I ran this command logistic y `x' if
>> intervention==1  //  then I ran this command, I get results for
>> intervention only, unless I select both lines and run.
>>
>>
>> BW,m
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Nick Cox
>> Sent: 06 March 2013 12:58
>> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>> Subject: Re: st: macro issue
>>
>> At a guess you are defining a -local- macro in one place and trying to
>> use it in another.
>>
>> A local macro is only visible in the same place -- one might say
>> locale -- in which it is defined, meaning
>>
>> the _same_ interactive session
>>
>> the _same_ do-file
>>
>> the _same_  block of commands in the do-file editor
>>
>> the _same_ program.
>>
>> The way to remember it is that that is what -local- means!
>>
>> Note that -if- is not an option. You don't mention how you are using
>> -if-, but it is either a qualifier or a command.
>>
>> Nick
>>
>> On Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 12:49 PM, Dherani, Mukesh
>> <M.K.Dherani@liverpool.ac.uk> wrote:
>>
>>> I am new to macro.  I am trying to carryout logistic regression with
>>> a number of options using if option, however, I am not getting my
>>> command being carried out. Below is what I am trying to do
>>>
>>> If I use
>>> local x var1 var2 varn
>>> logistic y `x'   // when both of the rows are selected and run
>>> simultaneously in do file then command proceeds,
>>>
>>> otherwise it returns without any results as below:
>>>
>>> local x var1 var2 varn  // first ran this command
>>>
>>> logistic y `x'   // then this. Result is blank..
>>>
>>> I am using stata 10.
>>> what is my mistake? I tried looking at FAQ but cannot simplify my
>>> query and=  got a number of answers not related to my issue.  thank
>>> you in advance.
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