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Re: st: FW: vecrank yields "too many literals" error in small Stata


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: FW: vecrank yields "too many literals" error in small Stata
Date   Fri, 26 Apr 2013 08:55:55 +0100

I'd send the dataset to Stata technical support.

Nick
njcoxstata@gmail.com


On 25 April 2013 19:11, Stephen Younger <syounger@ithaca.edu> wrote:
> I cannot produce the error myself b/c I am not using Small Stata. I have asked a student to do so. For now,
>
> students have Small Stata version 12
> 17 variables in the dataset, 3 used in the vecrank command
> 141 observations. one of the 3 analysis variables has a missing value in the first obs
> the command is :  vecrank lnius lniuk dlner, lags(12)
> problem occurs regardless of lag length and trend() option
>
> Thanks,
>
> Stephen D. Younger
> Scholar in Residence
> Dept. of Economics
> Ithaca College
> (607)274-3134
>
>
> ________________________________________
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] on behalf of Nick Cox [njcoxstata@gmail.com]
> Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2013 1:41 PM
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: Re: st: FW: vecrank yields "too many literals" error in small Stata
>
> To comment, we need to know exactly what Stata version students are
> using and precisely what dataset and command they were using.
>
> Alternatively, see
> http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/technical-support/sending-stata-output/
> for a record of what Stata tech-support ask for to investigate bug
> reports.
>
> Nick
> njcoxstata@gmail.com
>
> On 25 April 2013 18:26, Stephen Younger <syounger@ithaca.edu> wrote:
>
>> I ran an example of vecrank for my students with 3 variables and 150 observations. Everything worked fine with either Stata/IC or Stata/MP. But when my students, using small Stata, run the same command, they get the "too many literals" error, r130. I'm not sure what's going on inside vecrank, but would appreciate knowing about a work around.
>
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