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Re: st: Unable to create local macro in modified ado-file (xtreg_fe.ado)

From   Bert Lloyd <>
Subject   Re: st: Unable to create local macro in modified ado-file (xtreg_fe.ado)
Date   Mon, 16 Jan 2012 09:28:01 -0500

Dear Daniel,

The second of your methods (n di "`macval(my_test_local)'") works for
me but not the first (loc my_test_local = "Hello").

Thanks very much for coming up with a workable solution.

And, I should have mentioned that this problem occured using Stata
12.0 for Windows 64 Bit on a Windows 7 machine.

This may be tangential but: I tried testing your solution in Stata
11.2, and the macro fix worked fine, but the program crashed on the
"est hidden scalar ui = sqrt(r(Var))" line in xtreg_fe_modified.ado,
with error r(198) "Invalid syntax."

This is a bit strange since the call to xtreg_fe.ado performs fine in
11.2. I don't understand why xtreg_fe_modified would crash, since the
two are identical except for the lines included above -- which ought
not to have any functional relevance.


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