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RE: st: mfp hang

From   "Jay Tuthill" <>
To   <>
Subject   RE: st: mfp hang
Date   Thu, 12 Nov 2009 10:22:01 -0500

Thanks for your input...seems to be a wide disparity in the time it takes to run different combinations of powers which is was caused my concern...will try it on the MP4 machine and hopefully get a performance improvement. Regards...Jay

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Maarten buis
Sent: Wednesday, November 11, 2009 5:27 PM
Subject: Re: st: mfp hang

--- On Wed, 11/11/09, Jay Tuthill wrote:
> Had v11 hang when implementing mfp: clogit command. Using 
> a 30k records stata file with 10 to 12 independent
> variables. When keyed control-break, mfp would output a
> missing character and proceed. 

Sounds like Stata did not hang but that it just took longer 
to estimate the model than you expected. This can easily
happen with -clogit-, especially with a moderate to large 
number of higher level observations. 

Hope this helps,

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


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