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Re: st: Re: into the executable...
-gllamm- is the main Stata competitor to SAS Procs Mixed and GenMod. These
are tools that are essential in many fields, and having a fast competitor is
very important. Not having one loses sales to SAS... not what StataCorp
wants, I'd hope.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Philip Ryan" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, April 24, 2004 10:50 AM
Subject: Re: st: Re: into the executable...
> With respect to gllamm, both Kit and Ronan have suggested a plug-in
> rather than incorporating code into the executable. For my part I'd be
> either way - as long as we get compiled code so that Stata has a mixed
> 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
> it is a remarkable achievement by any standard.
> Perhaps the current lively thread centred on hardware and programming
> for gllamm will encourage StataCorp &/or the gllamm developers to raise
> priority a notch or two on their to-do list. There is obviously a
> 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,
> > right?
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