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Re: st: simple matrix calculations
You want to use matrix accumulate. If X is n by k1, and Z is n by k2, then
mat accum XZ = X Z, nocons
(assuming that you already have or don't need a constant column)
results in the (k1+k2) by (k1+k2) cross-product matrix called XZ. The
upper-left-hand k1 by k1 block of XZ is X'X, the lower-right-hand k2 by k2
block of XZ is Z'Z, and the off-diagonal blocks (k1 by k2 and k2 by k1) are
X'Z and Z'X.
Hope this is what you are looking for....
Quoting Stuart Jordan <sjordan@Princeton.EDU>:
> I am trying to find a simple way to compute X'Z in stata where X is
> an n
> by k matrix, and Z is an n by l matrix with k>=l, and where these
> matrices are made up of columns of observations from my dataset.
> stata programming manual makes it sound as if this should be
> straightfoward using one of the matrix accum commands...but the
> ways I've been able to figure out how to do it with these commands
> require a burdensome amount of complicated code.
> I'm not able to do this using the mkmat command because my dataset
> too large given stata 8's maximum matsize of 800.
> In case it matters, the application I want to use this for is to
> X'Z where X is a matrix of observations on a set of exogenous
> and instruments and Z is a matrix of observation on a set of the
> exogenous regressors and a set of endogenous regressors.
> Even though I could do this in Matlab or Gauss easily, I use stata
> often, so would like to learn how to do it there.
> Stu Jordan
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> * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html
> * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq
> * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/
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