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Re: st: z/t-value "."?


From   Markus Köller <markus-koeller@web.de>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: z/t-value "."?
Date   Thu, 17 Apr 2008 22:13:42 +0200

Hello,

would you shortly explain to me, what you meant by:"Model did not converge?" Does it mean, that my apporach is useless or wrong?
As I said, the z-value "." appears only for variables which should have a very significant impact.

Thanks for your time,
Markus. 

> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Gesendet: 17.04.08 18:11:23
> An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Betreff: Re: st: z/t-value "."?


> --- Markus Köller <markus-koeller@web.de> wrote:
> > itŽs me again - I did some regressions and for some variables, which
> > I expect to be highly significant, Stata gives me no t or
> > z-statistics, but only a "."
> 
> You did not use -regress- otherwise you would not get a z-statistic, so
> what command did you use? Anyhow, your model probably did not converge.
> 
> -- Maarten
> 
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