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RE: st: STATA: multivariate probit w/ bootstrap

From   "David Roodman (" <DRoodman@CGDEV.ORG>
To   <>
Subject   RE: st: STATA: multivariate probit w/ bootstrap
Date   Thu, 1 May 2008 09:21:52 -0400

--- "Daniel R. Petrolia" <> wrote:
>   I am trying to bootstrap using either 'mvprobit' or 'triprobit',
> but have been unsuccessful with both.  Using 'mvprobit', the
> bootstrap "works" (i.e., there are no errors reported), but it is
> reporting and saving identical coefficients for each bootstrapped
> sample (which implies that it is running mvprobit over the same
> sample).  When I use 'triprobit', the bootstrap returns the error
> message "too few variables specified", although it does indeed run
> the bootstrap for the requested number of reps; however, it reports
> one set of coefficients on the first sample, then a different set of
> coefficients on the second and all subsequent samples. 

Possibly the -cmp- command will help, and run a bit faster to boot. It does *not* reset the seed. Whether the others do, I don't know. I haven't tested it vigorously with bootstrap, so I'd be interested if you find problems.

David Roodman
Research Fellow
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Washington, DC 20036
Center for Global Development
Independent Research and Practical Ideas for Global Prosperity
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