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Re: st: NASUG'2003 Wishes and Grumbles


From   "Ian R. Dohoo" <dohoo@upei.ca>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: NASUG'2003 Wishes and Grumbles
Date   Fri, 04 Apr 2003 08:18:21 -0400

Joseph Coveney wrote ....

> 
> Date: Fri, 04 Apr 2003 09:07:02 +0900
> From: Joseph Coveney <jcoveney@bigplanet.com>
> Subject: Re: st: NASUG'2003 Wishes and Grumbles
> 
> Thanks to Kit Baum for summarizing the wishes and grumbles session at
> this year's NASUG meeting.
> 
> There is one more item that I remember being mentioned at the session,
> particularly because if someone else hadn't mentioned it first (I
> think Fred Wolfe?), I would have done so.  I'll paraphrase the way it
> was brought up at the meeting:  Stata needs an answer to SAS's PROC
> MIXED/SPSS's MIXED/S-Plus's lme.  
> 
> (It would really help to have an answer to SAS's PROC NLMIXED/S-Plus's
> nlme, too.)
> 
> Joseph Coveney
> 

I am in complete agreement with the need for an equivalent 
to SAS Proc Mixed (for my work - currently the only serious 
limitation in Stata)

However, I believe that -gllamm- (written by Sophia Rabe-
Hesketh) is not just an alternative to NLMIXED, but is in fact 
more flexible (ie gllamm can handle n-level data while 
NLMIXED is limited to 2-level data).

Ian Dohoo


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