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Re: st: Re: into the executable...
With respect to gllamm, both Kit and Ronan have suggested a plug-in solution
rather than incorporating code into the executable. For my part I'd be happy
either way - as long as we get compiled code so that Stata has a mixed models
estimation program that is useably speedy. I might add, in the spirit of
Ronan's last message, that no criticism is implied of the developers of gllamm
it is a remarkable achievement by any standard.
Perhaps the current lively thread centred on hardware and programming options
for gllamm will encourage StataCorp &/or the gllamm developers to raise its
priority a notch or two on their to-do list. There is obviously a receptive
audience out here in Stata-land for that.
Quoting Kit Baum <email@example.com>:
> On Apr 24, 2004, at 2:33 AM, Philip wrote:
> > No doubt the stuff about chips and flops is important but if the
> > objective is
> > making -gllamm- more useable shouldn't the first step be to encourage
> > StataCorp
> > to incorporate -gllamm- or -gllamm-like code for mixed/hierarchical
> > models
> > *into the executable* as soon as possible?
> Actually, in the present environment, it would be workable to have a
> gllamm plugin to gain the full speed improvement of compiled code,
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