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RE: st: Calculating the e^b using listcoef


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: Calculating the e^b using listcoef
Date   Mon, 5 Sep 2005 22:47:51 +0100

With your favourite text editor, or 
in the Stata viewer. 

. which listcoef 

will show you where the file is on your system. 

The program -fedit- on SSC combines the tasks
of finding a file along your -adopath- and 
then opening it with the do-file editor. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Mosi A. Ifatunji
 
> How do I look at the code for listcoef?
> 
> M.
> 
> 
> On 9/4/05 10:51 AM, "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote:
> 
> > Two points: 
> > 
> > 1. In extreme cases, you can always look
> > at the code. The formula used by -listcoef-
> > to calculate e^b appears to be e^b.
> > 
> > 2. The question is confused by not
> > distinguishing between levels here. -listcoef-
> > is a user-written command; Stata just works on
> > what -listcoef- tells it to.
> > 
> > Nick 
> > n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
> > 
> > Mosi A. Ifatunji
> >  
> >> My question is not so much, "How do
> >> I get Stata to
> >> produce an e^b?" but more like "What formula does Stata use
> >> to produce the
> >> e^b?" Here is the scenario that produced the question:
> >> 
> >> In checking the e^b with by hand calculations (FYI: my hand
> >> calculation are
> >> based on a text book and while some e^bs were very close to
> >> being the same,
> >> some were not), I found that the results were different when
> >> I calculated by
> >> hand and with Stata. So the question is, what formula does 
> Stata use?

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