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Re: st: Why -logistic- does not simply output estimates in an easier way?

From   Maarten buis <>
Subject   Re: st: Why -logistic- does not simply output estimates in an easier way?
Date   Fri, 2 Nov 2007 11:09:44 +0000 (GMT)

--- wrote:
> -logistic- is one of the most used command in Stata. In this respect,
> since I am not an expert in Stata programming, I would like to know
> why -logistic- (and other commands, such as -probit-, -logit-
> ...etc..) do not simply output estimates (P values, ORs, CIs) in a
> easier way, so that one can easily access them (by typing "return
> list", for instance) and use them in subsequent analysis.

I am asuming that you do not refer to output (what you see on the
screen when you typed the command, but to what is returned (what is
left behind in memory after the command finished). One reason for not
doing it is that it is superfluous, you can derive all these quantities
from what is returned. One can reasonalbly suspect that people who want
access to these statistics in the form of returned results can do that,
since this way of using returned results are primarily used by more
advanced users. As in your case, where you want to use it in a program
you are writing. 

-- Maarten

Maarten L. Buis
Department of Social Research Methodology
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
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