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RE: st: re: Controlling Output in the Results Window

From   "Nick Cox" <[email protected]>
To   <[email protected]>
Subject   RE: st: re: Controlling Output in the Results Window
Date   Tue, 17 Feb 2009 18:08:11 -0000

You can look to the manuals, or even better type 

. help m1_ado

As one of many examples, Kit already referred to his -hprescott-. He
omitted the source, but it is on SSC. 

Here is the result of typing 

. ssc type hprescott.ado 

*! hprescott 1.0.7 CFBaum  01aug2006
*  from hprescott(8).ado 1.0.4  18jun2006
* 1.0.0: from
* 1.0.1: corrections to match FORTRAN output
* 1.0.2: add stub option for multiple variables
* 1.0.3: make byable(recall), new variable generation for subgroups
* 1.0.4: return smoothed variables as well as filtered variables
* 1.0.5: hprescott Mata version
* 1.0.6: corr for tsrevar
* 1.0.7: smooth should accept reals

program hprescott, rclass byable(recall,noheader)
        version 9.2
syntax varlist(ts) [if] [in], STUB(string) [Smooth(real 0)] 
    marksample touse
        _ts timevar panelvar if `touse', sort onepanel
    markout `touse' `timevar'
    tsreport if `touse', report
    if r(N_gaps) {
        di as err "sample may not contain gaps"
        exit 198 
    qui count if `touse'
        if r(N) == 0 error 2000
* validate each new varname defined by stub()
        local kk: word count `varlist'
        local varlist2: subinstr local varlist "." "_", all     
        local suf = _byindex()
        qui forval i = 1/`kk' {
                local v: word `i' of `varlist2'
                confirm new var `stub'_`v'_`suf'
                confirm new var `stub'_`v'_t_`suf'
                gen double `stub'_`v'_`suf' = .
                gen double `stub'_`v'_sm_`suf' = .
                local varlist3 "`varlist3' `stub'_`v'_`suf'"
                local varlist4 "`varlist4' `stub'_`v'_sm_`suf'"
* create temp vars for any ts operators in the varlist
* pass the resulting varlist1 to Mata fn
        tsrevar `varlist'
        local varlist1 `r(varlist)'
* determine default smooth value from data frequency, if reported
        qui tsset
        local tu `r(unit1)'
        if `smooth' <= 0 {
* Quarterly
                if "`tu'" == "q" {
                        local smooth 1600
* Annual
                else if "`tu'" == "y" {
                        local smooth 6.25
* Monthly
                else if "`tu'" == "m" {
                        local smooth 129600
* Other frequency or undefined
                else {
                        local smooth 1600
                        di _n "Warning: default smooth = 1600 used" _n

> h')

    return local rawvars "`varlist'"
        return local filtvars "`varlist3'"
        return local trendvars "`varlist4'"
        return local smooth "`smooth'"  
// from Pawel Kowal's HP function for MATLAB
void hprescott(string scalar vname, ///
               string scalar vname3, ///
               string scalar vname4, ///
               string scalar touse, 
               real scalar smooth)

        real scalar i, T, lambda
        real matrix X, I, LT, Q, SIGMA_R, SIGMA_Q, g, A, b, Y, Z
        string rowvector vars, vars3, vars4
        string scalar v, v3, v4
// access the Stata variables in varlist, varlist3, varlist4, honoring
        vars = tokens(vname)
        v = vars[|1,.|]
        vars3 = tokens(vname3)
        v3 = vars3[|1,.|]
// Y contains cyclical components to be extracted from X (residuals from
> ing)
        vars4 = tokens(vname4)
        v4 = vars4[|1,.|]
// Z contains the smoothed series 
        T = rows(X)
        I = I(T)
        LT = J(T,T,0)
        for (i=2; i<=T; i++){
                LT[i,i-1] = 1.0
        LT = (I - LT)*(I - LT)
        Q = (LT[(3::T),.])'
        SIGMA_R = Q' * Q
        SIGMA_T = I(T-2)
        lambda = smooth
        g = Q' * X
        A = (SIGMA_T + lambda * SIGMA_R)
        b = cholsolve( A, g )
        Y[.,.] = lambda * Q * b 
        Z[.,.] = X - Y


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Thomas Jacobs

Thanks for the reply.  Please forgive my ignorance but I am unsure how
to follow your advice.  My Stata programming experience only recently
extended to successfully calling a do file from another do with
arguments, etc.  Is creating a function simply creating an ado file?
If not, is there anywhere in the manuals that I might find an example?

On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 11:44 AM, Christopher Baum <[email protected]> wrote:
> <>
> Tom said
> I would appreciate any suggestions and comments on a workaround for
the following problem. I am trying to constrain what appears in the
results window to just the printf statements the mata portion of my
stata program produces and have used the quietly command in a do file
that is repeatedly called by another do file to suppress the remainder
of the program. Yet I cannot figure out how to hide the actual mata code
that writes the output I need to see.
> Put the Mata code in a function and call the function.  E.g. when you
run -hprescott-, you do not see any code, but it is calling Mata.

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