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st: Stata (gllamm) benchmarks for different platforms?
-gllamm- is a fantastic piece of software however, it does not make my
computer look too good .... so we are thinking about investing in new
hardware. I'm wondering if there are any benchmarks available to aid in our
To give you some background, a typical dataset might be 9 individuals
measured once every hour awake for 14 days (2176 observations). A random
coefficient (2 random effects) model with an ologit link (9 categories) on
that dataset took nine (9) hours on my PowerBook G4 (800Mhz).
Nine hours is a long time but within reasonable limits (at least for the
final analyses). However, I would like to analyze larger datasets and
include one or two extra random effects.
My questions are:
Which platform is the fastest for analyses with -gllamm- or Stata?
Are there any benchmarks available for -gllamm- (Stata) performance across
I'm particularly interested in comparisons with Apples dual G5 computer.
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