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Re: st: AW: RE: local macro

From   "Mary E. Mackesy-Amiti" <>
Subject   Re: st: AW: RE: local macro
Date   Fri, 09 Apr 2010 10:37:42 -0500

Thank you, that solves it.

Martin Weiss wrote:
" Thus in fact your do-file will have created these macros;"

So if Mary ran the _entire_ code between the two dashed lines in her post,
the -macro-s should work as expected. Her choice of words "...a do file..."
seems to suggest that this is indeed what is going on, so there should be no
problem. If she interrupted execution, and then resumed for the second
-gllamm- call, her -local-s would not be around...


-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
[] Im Auftrag von Nick Cox
Gesendet: Freitag, 9. April 2010 17:13
Betreff: st: RE: local macro

Note that "local" means precisely that. Local macros are local to the
program, do-file, do-file editor session, or interactive session in
which they are defined and are not visible outside.
Thus in fact your do-file will have created these macros; it is merely
that they will not be visible within your interactive session.
There are various solutions to this. One is to write a program. Another
is to use globals. Yet another is to use -c_local-. In your case the
best will be to avoid using locals altogether and pick up the e()
results in your interactive session.
The last has been called out "cutting out the middle macro", as the
macro serves no real purpose in code like this. Nick
Mary E. Mackesy-Amiti

I am using Stata 10.1. When I run the following commands from the command line I have no problem, but when I run them from a do file, the local macros are not created. What am I missing?

Mary Ellen

gllamm timeinj fup6 , i(partid) nrf(2) eqs(cons slope2) nip(2) ip(f) fam(poi)
matrix a=e(b)
local ll= e(ll)
local k=e(k)

gllamm timeinj fup6 , i(partid) nrf(2) eqs(cons slope2) nip(3) ip(f) from(a) ///
    fam(poi) gateaux(-10 10 30) lf0(`k' `ll')

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Mary Ellen Mackesy-Amiti, Ph.D.
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Community Outreach Intervention Projects (COIP)
School of Public Health m/c 923
Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
University of Illinois at Chicago
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