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Re: st: adaptive or non-adaptive quadrature ?

From   Joseph Coveney <>
To   Statalist <>
Subject   Re: st: adaptive or non-adaptive quadrature ?
Date   Tue, 29 May 2007 23:22:49 +0900

Samuele Biasiolo wrote:

I'm trying to estimate a random effects logistic model. I used both
xtlogit and gllamm for comparison.

Running xtlogit and gllamm with the same number of integration points
give this results :

sigma_v is the sd of random effects.

xtlogit  adaptive quadrature :  log-likelihood=-8711.7129  sigma_v=0.6145
xtlogit standard quadrature : log-likelihood =-8695.7637 sigma_v=2.122

gllamm adaptive : log-likelihood=-8695.8048  sigma_v=2.1156
gllamm standard: log-likelihood=-8695.7633  sigma_v=2.122

I know that xtlogit and gllamm use differents method of adaptive
I'm surprise that standard quadrature perform better than adaptive,
especially in xtlogit.


What makes you think that standard quadrature performs better than adaptive

Is it the increase in the log likelihood?  I'm not so sure that that's the
best measure of this aspect of model fitting

Joseph Coveney

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