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Stas Kolenikov <skolenik@gmail.com> |

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st: -ml, dots- ? |

Date |
Tue, 8 Sep 2009 11:59:22 -0500 |

What does -dots- option of -maximize- do? I typed it just thinking that I parse it in my program as an alternative to my own loglevel (which I usually do; loglevel(0) means no output, loglevel(1)=dots means some minimal output like one dot per a block of calculations, and loglevels(2) or higher show some specific numbers from my calculations), but then found out I didn't. Hence -dots- was passed to -ml-, and was producing an output which I assume is a dot per each likelihood evaluation. Most of the dots are white, but once in while there are some three yellow dots, and they form a nice parabolic structure on the screen. Sometimes a number of calls is printed out, although that appears to be rather random: the first iteration produced 50, 200, 1450, 2500, 2600 and some more; the second iteration produced 50, 250, 950, 1750, etc. Just curious. I couldn't find anything in the docs regarding this option. -- Stas Kolenikov, also found at http://stas.kolenikov.name Small print: I use this email account for mailing lists only. * * 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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