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Re: st: Error r(103) after gengroup command

From   Nick Cox <>
Subject   Re: st: Error r(103) after gengroup command
Date   Sat, 26 May 2012 00:36:08 +0100

I agree with Daniel on all points. In addition, I don't think that
Rachel's principle is correct. There are many packages on SSC and some
are downloaded only very rarely.

I note that the program author has a program -genscore- (also SSC)
which can take several variables as arguments. A wild guess is that he
confused programs while writing the help files. Whatever the story,
-gengroup- is set up to take only one variable at a time. Nothing
stops you calling it repeatedly if that achieves your purpose.


On Sat, May 26, 2012 at 12:07 AM, daniel klein
<> wrote:
> Rachel,
> the FAQ ask you to explain where user-written programs you use come
> from. -gengroup- is available from SSC. I have no clear idea what the
> program is supposed to do, but the code reads
> [...]
> syntax varlist(numeric min=1 max=1)
> [...]
> which implies that you are not allowed to specify more than one
> variable. The help file is clearly misleading here, as it states that
> a varlist is allowed and also gives examples using more than one
> variable. My advice is to contact the author.
> Best
> Daniel
> --
> [...]
> Here is the command and the error I am getting:
> . gengroup A1 A3 A6
>  too many variables specified
>  r(103);
> The command works perfectly if I specify only one variable to group
> by, such as A1.
> [...]
> Any ideas on what I am doing wrong?

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