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Re: st: How to write a fast code to obtain a specific calculation


From   Austin Nichols <austinnichols@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: How to write a fast code to obtain a specific calculation
Date   Wed, 18 Feb 2009 11:37:26 -0500

Tiago V. Pereira <tiago.pereira@incor.usp.br>:
Since you have y=f(x) mapping from R to R and you want to find a zero,
mm_root() is probably the best way to proceed:
http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2009-01/msg01140.html
(Mata will also be faster at computing sums etc.).

On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 6:53 PM, Tiago V. Pereira
<tiago.pereira@incor.usp.br> wrote:
> Dear statalisters,
>
> I usually  need to compute a value X that satifies a specific condition.
>
> A typical example is shown below. But this is only a single example, and
> ordinarily I have similar, but more complex aims.
>
> Hence, I would like to know your expert opinion on how one can make codes
> these kind of codes faster. Perhaps only Mata helps?
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