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Re: st: Problem with a ado file


From   "Austin Nichols" <austinnichols@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Problem with a ado file
Date   Sat, 11 Mar 2006 07:18:36 -0500

Svend's advice is excellent, and very general (though -set traced 2-
or even 3 might be necessary sometimes, especially when running a
program from within a do-file).  In this case, I'd put my money on
   quietly replace `outputvar' == `_tempqt' if `_tempqt' ~=.
since replace takes x=y as an argument, not x==y.  The other general
point to make here is, to increase your probability of getting a good
answer from Statalist, include what you typed (in this case, the call
to -qtex- along with the output), preferably using a dataset that
ships with Stata or is easily available via -webuse-.

On 3/11/06, Svend Juul <SJ@soci.au.dk> wrote:
> Nuno sent an ado-file (which I didn't try to understand); it gave an error message:
>
> invalid syntax
> r(197);
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Try
>    set trace on
>    set tracedepth 1
>
> and run the command again. Now you will se what the macros expanded to, and that may give you a hint.
>
> Without -set tracedepth 1- you may get an overwhelming amount of output.

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