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Re: st: multivariate normal regression with ml, linear form


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: multivariate normal regression with ml, linear form
Date   Wed, 18 Feb 2009 20:34:11 +0100

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Stata does return "15-1" for me, pretty much what you asked for - in a pretty complicated way.

Also see http://www.stata-journal.com/article.html?article=pr0045

HTH
Martin
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Carlo Fezzi" <c.fezzi@uea.ac.uk>
To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 2009 8:26 PM
Subject: RE: st: multivariate normal regression with ml, linear form


Thanks Maarten,

Sound really a good idea! Just a follow up question. I am trying to check what the code does and therefore look into the macro `u_k' to make sure it contains what I want. In this simple case I want it to contain "u1 u2 u3". So I am typing:

-----
clear

scalar u1 = 1
scalar u2 = 5
scalar u3 = -1

local u_k "u1"

forvalues i = 2/3 {
local u_k "`u_k' u`i'"
display `u_k'
     }

display `u_k'
-----

Why when I ask Stata to display the macro content inside the loop it works fine but when I ask it just after the loop, Stata does not return any value?

I guess this is probably a naive question from a beginner Stata programmer, sorry!

Cheers

Carlo




-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Maarten buis
Sent: 18 February 2009 13:33
To: stata list
Subject: RE: st: multivariate normal regression with ml, linear form

--- Carlo Fezzi wrote:
I don’t know how to define the args. For example, if it is a bivariate
equations it would be mu1 mu2 lnsigma1 lnsigma2 r12, but for a 4 or 5
equations model it would have of course more arguments. I guess it could
be a function of the global var neq, but I don’t know which is the
correct way to specify the args.

In -dirifit- (downloadable from SSC) I stored the number of depedent
variables in a global $S_k and the file dirifit_lf.ado started with:

*! MLB 1.0.0 23 Mar 2006
program dirifit_lf
       version 8.2

       local alpha_k "ln_alpha1"
       forvalues i = 2/$S_k {
               local alpha_k "`alpha_k' ln_alpha`i'"
       }

       args lnf `alpha_k'


Hope this helps,
Maarten

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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
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