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Re: st: [Mata newbie] optimize() vs -ml-

From   Antoine Terracol <>
Subject   Re: st: [Mata newbie] optimize() vs -ml-
Date   Wed, 17 Oct 2007 00:38:06 +0200


Thank you for your very informative answer.

I guess the bottom line is that if one cannot/does not want to use 
analytical gradient for a model that includes covariates, then one is 
better off sticking with -ml-?


  Jeff Pitblado, StataCorp LP wrote:

> Antoine's observations to the contrary are due to the choice of evaluator
> types in the comparison.  In fact having predictors in the probit model
> accentuates the timing difference between the -v0- and -lf- evaluator types.

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