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Re: st: Re: storing likelihood values


From   Gregory Branch <greg_branch@gfbonline.org>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Re: storing likelihood values
Date   Tue, 22 Jun 2004 08:59:16 -0700 (PDT)

Kit,

Interesting that you use the word array. Presumably
you mean "matrix"?

--- Kit Baum <baum@bc.edu> wrote:
> On Jun 22, 2004, at 2:33 AM, Rafa wrote:
> 
> >
> > Alternatively you can generate new variables
> containing the log 
> > likelihood,
> > you simple change local ll_`x' for gen ll_`x' in
> the above loop.
> 
> A Very Bad Idea. Variables should not be used to
> contain scalars unless 
> you have some arithmetic of that sort in mind.
> Imagine that one could 
> have a couple of million observations; the overhead
> of storing the same 
> number that many times (when all one wants is the
> number, stashed 
> somewhere) is stupendous. Use macros, as suggested,
> or stuff the LLF 
> values into cells of an array if you'd like to be
> able to produce a 
> nice table from them. (Shameless plug: findit
> outtable).
> 
> Kit
> 
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