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Re: st: Weird problem with nested functions in Mata


From   "Clive Nicholas" <Clive.Nicholas@newcastle.ac.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Weird problem with nested functions in Mata
Date   Fri, 14 Apr 2006 21:49:53 +0100 (BST)

Michael Blasnik replied to Ben Jann:

> I tried out your do file and also find the alternating pattern of timings
> :
> 0: 1.67
> 1: 2.61
> 2: 1.64
> 3: 2.42
> 4: 1.69
> 5: 2.47
> 6: 1.69
>
> I'm using an AMD Athlon XP 2700+ (2.17 GHz) running Win XP Pro SP2 with
> Stata/SE 9.1.  I have no idea about the issues behind this timing pattern,
> but I was encouraged to see that my nearly 3 year old PC is looking fairly
> fast compared to the other machines tested.  I was also a little surprised
> to see how much of a performance hit there is to run Stata GUI on Linux.

It may or may not make any difference here, but Stata 9.2 is now available
from today.

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