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Re: st: RE: Using Mata within a foreach loop = r(1)


From   Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: Using Mata within a foreach loop = r(1)
Date   Fri, 7 Dec 2007 14:26:47 +0000 (GMT)

--- Pablo Mitnik <pmitnik@ssc.wisc.edu> wrote:
> This is rather inconvenient when you have a longer code to run in
> Mata; and I haven't found any explanation in the manuals why the
> code with "mata" and "end" shouldn't work -- my bet is that this is
> a bug. 

The end command is run in Stata not Mata, so you get the correct error
message.

The way to do this in a more convenient way is to first create a mata
function, so within the loop all you need is a single call to Mata.
This is explained in terms of .ado programming in -help m1_ado-.

Hope this helps,
Maarten

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