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"Victor M. Zammit" <vmz@vol.net.mt> |

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st: Re: RE: Re: Memory |

Date |
Wed, 12 Nov 2008 18:42:53 +0100 |

By infinite I mean a large enough number of samples of thirty each,that brings convergence to my results..The litmus test would be,convergence to the official t-table. If there is some analytic solution,that would be great too,but I do not know where I could getthat from. Original Message ----- From: "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 6:28 PM Subject: st: RE: Re: Memory > What do you mean by "infinite" precisely? There are various mathematical meanings, courtesy of Cantor, but I doubt that you mean any of them. > > Otherwise I can think of three answers to your question. > > 1. -help limits- tells you the limits your Stata has in terms of what it can do; your machine and OS probably cannot oblige. > > 2. You can set up a dataset with 30 observations and keep sending results from a loop to a file outside Stata, but in terms of doing anything with those results in Stata you are back to answer 1. > > 3. What you are doing probably has an analytic solution so that computation is unnecessary. In particular, Stata's functions will surely print out a t-table better than any you can get by simulation. > > Nick > n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk > > Victor M. Zammit > > > I need to t-test an infinit number of random samples of size 30 ,from an > infinite,normally distributed population.Each t-value is saved and then > appended together to form a database for t table.The problem is that I get > constrained by memory regardless of the size of the memory in my Stata.I > have Version 9 .Is there a way of getting around this constrained.? > > > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search > * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ > * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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**st: RE: Re: Memory***From:*"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

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