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Re: st: Stata 9: first impressions?


From   Richard Williams <Richard.A.Williams.5@ND.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Stata 9: first impressions?
Date   Thu, 05 May 2005 07:55:14 -0500

At 11:53 AM 5/5/2005 +0200, Jonathan Kaplan wrote:
Just curious and surprised by the lack of  Stata 9 opinions/reviews-
several small bugs are reported- but how is the new version actually?!
I'm curious about speed. Has all this rewriting stuff in Mata made Stata noticeably zippier for some tasks? If so, would your typical user-written routine run faster, or would it need to be rewritten in Mata as well? In particular, is -gllamm- running faster - or can it likely be made to run faster by rewriting it for Stata 9?

If Stata 9 is faster, that might make it appealing even to people who don't care that much about the added features.

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