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Re: st: New Stata 11 version of -parmest- on SSC


From   Richard Williams <Richard.A.Williams.5@ND.edu>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>, "'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: New Stata 11 version of -parmest- on SSC
Date   Tue, 11 Aug 2009 15:00:40 -0500

At 12:33 PM 8/11/2009, Newson, Roger B wrote:
Thanks to Kit Baum, a new version of the -parmest- package is now available for download on SSC. In Stata, use the -ssc- command to do this, or -adoupdate- if you already have an old version of -parmest-.

The -parmest- package is described as below on my website. The new version has been updated to Stata Version 11. The -parmby- module can therefore now handle estimation commands with Stata 11 factor variable lists. I have also added two new options -omit- and -empty- to the -parmest- and -parmby- commands, allowing the user optionally to create new indicator variables -omit- and -empty- (respectively) in the output dataset (or resultsset), indicating whether the corresponding parameter was omitted from the model because of collinearity, or because it corresponds to an empty cell.

Roger is making all us people who haven't updated our packages yet to work with Stata 11 look bad. :)

Does it take 5 minutes to update a program to take advantage of Stata 11? Or is it more complicated than that? I think it would be nice if somebody at Stata or elsewhere did a little FAQ on this, if it doesn't exist already. I imagine there will be a new version of the Stata ML book sooner or later, but something in the meantime with updates for Stata 11 would be helpful.


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