Wednesday, March 15, 2006

st: RE: Problems with Outreg not being able to open a file--r(603)

Sorry to disturb again, but the message that the txt file of the outreg table could not be opened may point to the fact that this txt file is open. If the txt file is open you will definitely get that same message.

Herman

-----Original Message----- From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu]On Behalf Of Joe McCrary Sent: 15 March 2006 15:04 To: Statalist Subject: st: Problems with Outreg not being able to open a file--r(603)

I am running a series of 8 regressions, the results of which I'd like to append into a table using outreg. When I run it, I get the message that the file could not be opened after I try to append my 5th column. When I go to the directory where the results were being saved, the file is gone.

What I did do to get it to work was write the results from the last 4 regressions into a separate file. And it works fine when I do this.

It seems to me that outreg is limited to 4 columns. Is this true?

Here are the results from the 4th regression:

. reg r8mssallch r8mssall03 ses04 swp04_pct

Source | SS df MS Number of obs = 51 -------------+------------------------------ F( 3, 47) = 1.86 Model | 15.3237824 3 5.10792747 Prob > F = 0.1498 Residual | 129.282356 47 2.75068842 R-squared = 0.1060 -------------+------------------------------ Adj R-squared = 0.0489 Total | 144.606138 50 2.89212276 Root MSE = 1.6585

------------------------------------------------------------------------------ r8mssallch | Coef. Std. Err. t P>|t| [95% Conf. Interval] -------------+---------------------------------------------------------------- r8mssall03 | -.0388096 .0493324 -0.79 0.435 -.1380535 .0604344 ses04 | .6325206 .3268157 1.94 0.059 -.0249478 1.289989 swp04_pct | -.014927 .0195971 -0.76 0.450 -.0543513 .0244973 _cons | 9.807167 13.28449 0.74 0.464 -16.91779 36.53212 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

. outreg using c:\Data\NAEP\all.txt, bdec(1) rdec(3) sigsymb(*,**,+) 10pct coefastr ctitle(R8ch) append

But after the 5th regression:

. //Math Grade 4 . reg m4mssall05 m4mssall03 ses04 swp04_pct

Source | SS df MS Number of obs = 51 -------------+------------------------------ F( 3, 47) = 244.64 Model | 2108.09966 3 702.699888 Prob > F = 0.0000 Residual | 135.001742 47 2.87237748 R-squared = 0.9398 -------------+------------------------------ Adj R-squared = 0.9360 Total | 2243.10141 50 44.8620281 Root MSE = 1.6948

------------------------------------------------------------------------------ m4mssall05 | Coef. Std. Err. t P>|t| [95% Conf. Interval] -------------+---------------------------------------------------------------- m4mssall03 | .9802351 .0507804 19.30 0.000 .8780781 1.082392 ses04 | .5027639 .3406936 1.48 0.147 -.1826233 1.188151 swp04_pct | .0309728 .0197241 1.57 0.123 -.008707 .0706526 _cons | 6.9462 12.21047 0.57 0.572 -17.61809 31.51049 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

. outreg using c:\Data\NAEP\all.txt, bdec(1) rdec(3) sigsymb(*,**,+) 10pct coefastr ctitle(M4) append file c:\Data\NAEP\all.txt could not be opened r(603);

-- Joe McCrary **********************

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