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Re: st: Running glm with user-written link function in a program without a separate ado file?


From   Aspen Chen <aspen.chen@uconn.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Running glm with user-written link function in a program without a separate ado file?
Date   Sat, 1 Feb 2014 13:48:13 -0600

Thank you very much for explaining the logic. I was hoping there was a
get-around to make the -glm- command search for link functions within
the mother program that runs it, but I guess I'll just have to settle
for multiple .ado files.

Aspen

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P. Aspen Chen
Doctoral Candidate
Department of Sociology
University of Connecticut
aspen.chen@uconn.edu


On Sat, Feb 1, 2014 at 7:08 AM, Maarten Buis <maartenlbuis@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 4:12 PM, Aspen Chen wrote:
>> I have been writing a program (an ado file) that runs a glm estimate
>> with a user-written link function. The program can run successfully
>> when the link function is stored as a separate ado file. But I would
>> like to keep the entire program as one single ado file for simplicity
>> sake if possible. Does someone know if there is a way to accomplish
>> it?
>
> You cannot do that. The logic behind this is that the programs defined
> after the first program in an.ado file are local to the programs
> defined in that .ado file. So only programs in that .ado file can see
> that program. However, the -glm- program needs to be able to see that
> program in order to use it. So your user written link function needs
> to be in its own .ado file.
>
> Hope this helps,
> Maarten
>
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