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Re: st: error message in biprobit


From   "Gandelman, Nestor" <gandelman@ort.edu.uy>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: error message in biprobit
Date   Fri, 26 Nov 2004 10:40:05 -0300

That's what I thought but I wondered if there is a way to change the initial
values used by biprobit (it doesn't seem to be such an option in the command).
I guess from you answer that there is not.
Many thanks, Nestor

"Marc F. Bellemare" ha escrito:

> The problem is that the initial values that Stata plugs into your
> likelihood function are not feasible. My hunch is that you'll have to use
> the -ml- set of commands and program a bivariate probit yourself so as to
> be able to tweak the algorithm so that (i) it has feasible initial values;
> and (ii) converges.
>
> I hope this helps,
>
> Marc
>
> At 05:58 PM 11/25/2004 -0300, you wrote:
> >Dear statlisters,
> >I'm estimating several bivariate probit model using the biprobit
> >command.
> >In some of them I recieve the follwing error message:
> >
> >"initial values not feasible"
> >
> >Does this mean that I can't estimate those models?
> >Does anybody know how this can be solved?
> >
> >Thanks,
> >                         Nestor
> >
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