realcomImpute error

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Jamoo
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Joined: Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:33 pm

realcomImpute error

Post by Jamoo »

Hi

Any ideas why I might be getting the 'in range not allowed' error when I use the realcomImpute command to export data from Stata to Realcom?

. realcomImpute deltabmi o.nq4sessions m.ethnic m.tenure m.singlepar m.empstat bmi1c idaci07 age1 sex nprogperpm nperprog towns villages built nq4sessions htroundbin wtroundbin using "Analysis\Change in BMI\dbmirealcom7.dat" ,numresponses(6) cons(cons) level2id(numprogid) replace

6 responses: deltabmi o.nq4sessions m.ethnic m.tenure m.singlepar m.empstat
12 auxiliary variables: bmi1c idaci07 age1 sex nprogperpm nperprog towns villages built nq4sessions htroundbin wtroundbin

in range not allowed

ChrisCharlton
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Joined: Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:34 am

Re: realcomImpute error

Post by ChrisCharlton »

From the output that you have provided it looks like it's having a problem in the following section of code:

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*save file ready for REALCOM to load
local stoppos = strpos("`using'",".")
if `stoppos'==0 {
	local savename `using'.txt
}
else {
	local savename `using'
}
file open myFile using `savename', write `replace'
file write myFile "`numresponses'" _n
local numauxvarstotal = `numauxvars'+2
file write myFile "`numauxvarstotal'" _n

file write myFile "`type1'"
forvalues i=2(1)`numresponses' {
	file write myFile _tab
	file write myFile "`type`i''"
}
file write myFile _n

*write variable names
local myvarlist `respvars_withoutprefix' `level2id' `cons' `auxvars'
tokenize `myvarlist'
local myvarlistlength = `numresponses' + 2 + `numauxvars'
file write myFile "`1'"
forvalues i=2(1)`myvarlistlength' {
	file write myFile _tab
	file write myFile "``i''"
}
file write myFile _n

*now write data
forvalues i=1(1)`numobs' {
	if `1'[`i']==. {
		file write myFile (-9.999e+029)
	}
	else {
		file write myFile (`1'[`i'])
	}
	forvalues j=2(1)`myvarlistlength' {
		if ``j''[`i']==. {
			file write myFile _tab (-9.999e+029)
		}
		else {
			file write myFile _tab (``j''[`i'])
		}
	}
	file write myFile _n
}

file close myFile
As these lines mostly appear to be related to writing to a file I would imagine that the most likely line to be the cause would be

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file open myFile using `savename', write `replace'
You can confirm this by running the command

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set trace on
prior to running the realcomImpute command. If this line is where the problem is occuring then there is probably a problem with the file name that you are specifying for saving the data. The first things I would try would be to specify either the full path, or with no path to see whether you still get the error.

Jamoo
Posts: 36
Joined: Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:33 pm

Re: realcomImpute error

Post by Jamoo »

Dear Chris,

Thanks for the advice. I removed part of the file path and it worked - it was a very slight typo which I hadn't picked up by eyeballing the file path originally.

Good idea on the 'set trace on'. That might be a useful general note for people sending in error messages from Stata for the runmlwin forum too.

Best wishes

Jamie

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