naming samples in a program

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miorinnovo
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naming samples in a program

Postby miorinnovo » Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:49 am

This is only a a minor annoyance but when I re-run a program that contains a sample I created, the program stops saying that sample already exists. Is there a way around that other than commenting out the sample creation line?

Thanks

EViews Matt
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Re: naming samples in a program

Postby EViews Matt » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:31 am

Hello,

You can condition the sample creation statement with an @isobject check, that way the sample object will only be created if it doesn't already exist:

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if not @isobject("foo") then
   sample foo ...
endif

If the sample is dynamic (possibly changing each time you run the script), you could do something similar to reset or delete and recreate the sample object instead.

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Re: naming samples in a program

Postby EViews Gareth » Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:31 pm

I always just throw a

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D(noerr) objectname

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