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Re: st: very low log-likelihood value in (intreg)

From   Maarten buis <>
Subject   Re: st: very low log-likelihood value in (intreg)
Date   Wed, 14 Oct 2009 00:32:49 -0700 (PDT)

--- On Tue, 13/10/09, dk wrote:
> Can i use interval regression(intreg) for N= 18. i tried to
> use it and got - 8.3467 log-likelihood value, is it fine if
> we get this low value.

With only 18 observations I wouldn't do anything other than 
simple describtive statistics, I might do a normal regression 
-regress- with one or maybe two explanatory variables, but
I wouldn't do anything more complex like -intreg-. Having
said that, I don't think that a log-likelihood of -8 is an
exceptionaly small number for a log likelihood, even with
only 18 observations.

Hope this helps,

Maarten L. Buis
Institut fuer Soziologie
Universitaet Tuebingen
Wilhelmstrasse 36
72074 Tuebingen


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