Stata 15 help for prefix_saving_option

Title

[R] prefix_saving_option -- Option for saving data from a prefix command

Syntax

prefix_saving_option Description --------------------------------------------------------------------- saving(filename[, suboptions]) save data to disk ---------------------------------------------------------------------

suboptions Description --------------------------------------------------------------------- double save variables in double precision every(#) write results every #th replication replace overwrite filename ---------------------------------------------------------------------

Description

The saving() option saves data to disk. This option is common among the prefix commands that repeatedly call other commands and collect user-specified results.

Option

saving(filename [, suboptions]) creates a Stata data file (.dta file) consisting of (for each statistic in exp_list) a variable containing the replicates.

Statistics are implied or are specified by the user of the prefix command.

Suboptions

double specifies that the results for each replication be saved as doubles, meaning 8-byte reals. By default, they are saved as floats, meaning 4-byte reals. This option may be used without the saving() option to compute the variance estimates by using double precision.

every(#) specifies that results be written to disk every #th replication. every() should be specified in conjunction with saving() only when command takes a long time for each replication. This option will allow recovery of partial results should some other software crash your computer. See [P] postfile.

replace specifies that filename be overwritten if it exists. This option does not appear in the dialog box.


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