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Re: st: BTSCS ad-on for xtprobit?


From   Richard Williams <Richard.A.Williams.5@ND.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu, <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: BTSCS ad-on for xtprobit?
Date   Thu, 01 Feb 2007 13:26:04 -0500

At 12:34 PM 2/1/2007, Jason Yackee wrote:
Dear all,

a statistician friend of mine was describing certain well-known problems
with the -xtprobit- and -xtlogit- routines when panels are long.
Stata's -xt- manual discusses this as well, having to do with the
quadrature method used to implement the random-effects estimator.  My
friend provided a "fix" using lowess techniques, and also mentioned a
different user-written ad-on with the file name "btscs" that he said was
difficult to find.   Indeed, -findit- finds no trace.  Does anyone have
access to the btscs program?
This question has come up before:

http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2006-08/msg00166.html

I suggest you email the person who claims he got a copy of it.

As a sidelight, I wish people would either put their stuff on SSC, or else register their sites so -findit- could locate their routines.


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