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st: Error r(9611)

From   "Brian Karfunkel" <>
Subject   st: Error r(9611)
Date   Thu, 16 Oct 2008 11:26:57 -0700

Hello everyone,

I'm getting a weird error, -r(9611)-, when I run my program.  Anyone
know what this is? I've seen two former posts about it, one saying
it's caused by no carriage return at the end of the file, which I
have, and the other saying it was caused by unbalanced braces, but
I've checked them and can't find a problem.

By putting pauses in various places, it seems that there is one block
that is causing the problem (code posted below, with the line I
suspect is causing the problem commented). However, when I comment out
that section, another block causes the same error (also posted below).
When I instead put the first code block in a -capture- block, a
different error is thrown somewhere in the SECOND code block:

- 0while already defined
- r(110);

I would really appreciate any help anyone could give me! I'm totally baffled.




* Interact dummies if applicable
if "`interact'" != "nointeract" {
	pause "In interact: `standard_dummies'"
	* Cycle through each dummy to interact with (nonsub, Texas, etc.)
	foreach dummy of varlist `standard_dummies' { //<-- ******* This is
where it causes the problem, I think
		pause "`dummy' in first foreach loop"
		* Cycle through each variable in the model to interact (e.g.
age/old, tenure/high_tenure, etc.)
		foreach var of varlist `model_varlist' {
			pause "`var' in second foreach loop"
			* Create the label for the interaction term, using the labels from
each variable
			local dummy_lab : variable label `dummy'
			local var_lab : variable label `var'
			if "`dummy_lab'" == "" local dummy_lab = "`dummy'"
			if "`var_lab'" == "" local var_lab = "`var'"
			local interact_label = "`dummy_lab' X `var_lab'"
			* Note: the label is "Dummy X Variable", but the variable name is
"variable_X_dummy". This is so that, if we sort the variable list
alphabetically, we will group the interactions by variable.
			local interact_var = substr("`var'",1,12) + "_X_" + substr("`dummy'",1,12)
			* Generate variable
			gen `interact_var' = `dummy' * `var'
			* Add variable to the varlist
			local model_varlist "`model_varlist' `interact_var'"
			pause "End of `var' in second foreach loop"


* Note that C_period is a local containing the name of the variable in
question, thus `C_period' is in fact a variable name
if "`dimensionality'" !=  "time_series" {
	local period_fmt : format `C_period'
	* NB: Check to see if we should noomit the period dummies, or omit
one other than the first period, perhaps a common period for all
	* Generate period dummies
	xi i.`C_period', prefix(G_p_)
	pause "After xi.period"
	* Relabel period dummies
	foreach var of varlist G_p_* { // <---- ****** If code block 1 above
is commented out or put in a -capture- block, the program runs until
this point, when the error is thrown
		local label : variable label `var'
		* xi labels the vars, eg: period==530, so get the "530" part
		if regexm("`label'","^.*==([0-9]*)$") {
			* If the period is formatted as a monthly variable, then label each
variable in a nice way
			if strpos("`period_fmt'", "%tm") {
				local newlab : display %tmMon._CCYY regexs(1)
			* If the period has a value label, use that
			else if "`: value label `var''" != "" {
				local newlab : label (`var') `=regexs(1)'
				if "`newlab'" == "" local newlab = "Period `=regexs(1)'"
			* If the period has no convenient label, just use "Period #"
			else {
				local newlab = "Period `=regexs(1)'"
			* Star the period of nonsubscription
			if "`=regexs(1)'" != "" & "`=regexs(1)'" == "`C_nonsub_period'"
local newlab "`newlab'*"
			label variable `var' "`newlab'"
	pause "After xi.period relabel"
	* Create local to store a list of period dummies
	qui: ds G_p_*
	local period_dummies "`r(varlist)'"

Brian Karfunkel
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