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From |
A Loumiotis <antonis.loumiotis@gmail.com> |

To |
statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

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

Date |
Tue, 1 Nov 2011 10:02:56 +0200 |

It's not the same but I think it is related so I modified the code above and I now get a r(1000) error when I use the subinstr extended macro function. local test 0 forvalues i=1/20000 { local test : subinstr local test "0" "0000000000" local ctest : length local test di "`i'" di "`ctest'" } ... 165169 18353 165178 18354 165187 18355 165196 system limit exceeded - see manual r(1000); end of do-file r(1000); On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 9:44 AM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote: > 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/ > * * 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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