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From |
Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> |

To |
statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
Re: st: RE: r(1000) error when running xi |

Date |
Tue, 1 Nov 2011 07:44:00 +0000 |

The error "too many macros" is not the same as the error on macro length you reported earlier. On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 7:08 AM, A Loumiotis <antonis.loumiotis@gmail.com> wrote: > The problem is not limited to -xi- of -ice-. For example the > following code stops with a r(920) error when the length of local test > reaches 165198. > > local test > forvalues i=1/166000 { > local test "`test' `i'" > local ctest : length local test > di "`ctest'" > } > > ... > 165180 > 165186 > 165192 > 165198 > too many macros > r(920); > > > > On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 2:55 PM, Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote: >> I do have a wild guess, which is that the limit on macro length may be affected by a -version- declaration somewhere along the computational path. >> >> Nick >> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk >> >> >> -----Original Message----- >> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Nick Cox >> Sent: 31 October 2011 12:40 >> To: 'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu' >> Subject: RE: st: RE: r(1000) error when running xi >> >> I see. There is a division of labour here: if the problem appears to be in -ice- then tech-support is likely to refer you to its author. >> >> I have no guesses what is going on. I try never to estimate more about seven parameters at a time. >> >> Nick >> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk >> >> A Loumiotis >> >> Thanks Nick. >> I will contact tech support and I will take your advise from now on >> and clone official stata commands before I modify them. >> >> The problem occurs when I use -ice- which does not accept factor >> variables (and the -ice- code uses xi). >> >> SJ-9-3 st0067_4 . Mult. imp.: update of ice, with emphasis on cat. variables >> (help ice, uvis if installed) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. Royston >> Q3/09 SJ 9(3):466--477 >> update of ice package with emphasis on categorical >> variables; clarifies relationship between ice and mi >> >> >> On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 2:09 PM, Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote: >>> Also, -xi:- is not needed in Stata 11, given the introduction of factor variables. >>> >>> Nick >>> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk >>> >>> A Loumiotis >>> >>> >>> I get the following error when I run xi: >>> >>> system limit exceeded - see manual >>> r(1000); >>> >>> I modified a bit xi and measured the length of the local orig and >>> found out that the error occurs when the macro length of orig exceeds >>> 165198. I'm surprised because I'm not using Stata/IC where the macro >>> limit is 165,200 but I'm using Stata/MP where the macro limit is >>> 1,081,511. Do you know why this is happening? >>> >>> My version of Stata is the following: >>> >>> .about >>> Stata/MP 11.2 for Windows (32-bit) >>> Born 01 Sep 2011 >>> Copyright 1985-2009 StataCorp LP >>> >>> Total physical memory: 2097151 KB >>> Available physical memory: 1726136 KB >>> >> >> * >> * For searches and help try: >> * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >> * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq >> * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ >> >> * >> * For searches and help try: >> * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >> * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq >> * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ >> > > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search > * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ > * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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