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Re: st: Programming a command for survwgt to show iterations inraking?!?


From   "Hagen von Hermanni" <HagenvonHermanni@gmx.de>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Programming a command for survwgt to show iterations inraking?!?
Date   Thu, 04 Sep 2008 13:49:40 +0200

The prog I'm tlking about is:
survwgt

through stata:

ssc describe survwgt

or:
http://faculty.virginia.edu/nwinter/progs/

Thanks!
Hagen

-------- Original-Nachricht --------
> Datum: Thu, 04 Sep 2008 13:43:13 +0200
> Von: "Hagen  von Hermanni" <HagenvonHermanni@gmx.de>
> An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Betreff: st: Programming a command for survwgt to show iterations in raking?!?

> Programming a command for survwgt?
> 
> I am an absolute rookie in Stata!
> I face the following issue:
> 
> I try to perform a raking (sample- balancing) on a sample. Therefore I use
> the special raking program from Nicholas Winter survwgt, which appears to
> work excellent! Unfortunately it “just” presents me the final raking
> weights! What I would like to know is how many iterations did Stata need to
> converge the weights? 
> 
> Professor Winter was so kind to give an advice on how to use the program.
> Upon the iteration question he stated, that it would be pretty easy to
> program stata to show how many iteration steps were needed!
> 
> I’m lacking the needed inside in stata (and especially programming) to
> perform this reprogramming!
> 
> Is there somebody who can give me an idea how to reprogram? Maybe I’m
> not the only one who is looking for this “program patch”, since the count
> of iteration steps is a quality factor of raking weights.
> 
> I really somebody can help me on this!
> 
> Many Thanks
> 
> Hagen
> 
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