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Re: st: Time series quadrature error

From   Clive Nicholas <>
Subject   Re: st: Time series quadrature error
Date   Fri, 2 Oct 2009 02:39:51 +0100

Mark Ludwig wrote:

> I have built a dataset that combines monthly Gallup polls during the
> presidential election season. To this I have added some additional variables
> as controls (eg, the relevant CPI rate during the month each poll was
> taken). I am attempting to run an xtlogit with one-period lags and get the
> following error message:
> number of quadrature points must be less than or equal to number of
> observations.
> I am not sure what's wrong ... I have more than 10,000 observations in the
> dataset.

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response. N.B. exactly! If you can, reproduce the error with one of
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include in your posting."

Clive Nicholas

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