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Re: st: problems with frontier estimation


From   Camila Alva Estabridis <camilachay@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: problems with frontier estimation
Date   Fri, 12 Mar 2010 15:31:48 -0500

This is the message that I receive when I type "update query"

. update query
(contacting http://www.stata.com)
Stata executable
    folder:               Y:\STATA11MP\
    name of file:         StataMP.exe
    currently installed:  21 Oct 2009
    latest available:     09 Mar 2010
Ado-file updates
    folder:               Y:\STATA11MP\ado\updates\
    names of files:       (various)
    currently installed:  09 Mar 2010
    latest available:     09 Mar 2010
Utilities updates
    folder:               Y:\STATA11MP\utilities
    names of files:       (various)
    currently installed:  21 Oct 2009
    latest available:     11 Feb 2010

I am trying to update all....but I am having problems since my stata is in
the office network and not installed at my computer...

(Do you think that could be a problem?)

Thanks!

Camila




2010/3/12 Scott Merryman <scott.merryman@gmail.com>

> Are the executable and ado-files synchronized?
>
> What does -update query- recommend?
>
> Scott
>
>
> On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 9:01 AM, Camila Alva Estabridis
> <camilachay@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >> I am working estimating a frontier sthocastic function using the
> frontier
> >> command. All was working fine: I could do the estimations, as
> always....b=
> > ut
> >> today, I don=B4t know what has happened that I can not run the same do
> >> file anymore...the most extrange thing is that my boss can run exactly
> th=
> > e
> >> same program on his computer. Does anybody knows what could be
> happening?
> >>
> >> The estimation is as simple as this:
> >>
> >>  #delimit;
> >>    frontier lnpi lnprice2 lnprice3
> >>      lnw1_fertil lnw1_manure lnw1_wage
> >>      lnprice2_lnprice2 lnprice2_lnprice3
> >>      lnprice3_lnprice3
> >>      lnprice*_lnw1_*
> >>      lnw1_wage_lnw1_*
> >>      lnw1_manure_lnw1_manure lnw1_manure_lnw1_fertil
> >>      lnw1_fertil_lnw1_fertil,
> >>    dist(t);
> >>
> >> and then, it runs:
> >>
> >> Iteration 0:   log likelihood =3D  -2453.717  (not concave)
> >> Iteration 1:   log likelihood =3D -2447.9898
> >> Iteration 2:   log likelihood =3D  -2440.184
> >> Iteration 3:   log likelihood =3D -2439.8862
> >> Iteration 4:   log likelihood =3D -2439.1468
> >> Iteration 5:   log likelihood =3D -2439.0261
> >> Iteration 6:   log likelihood =3D -2438.8969  (not concave)
> >> Iteration 7:   log likelihood =3D -2438.8598
> >> Iteration 8:   log likelihood =3D  -2438.837
> >> Iteration 9:   log likelihood =3D -2438.8258
> >> Iteration 10:  log likelihood =3D -2438.8255
> >> Iteration 11:  log likelihood =3D -2438.8255
> >> Stoc. frontier normal/truncated-normal model      Number of obs   =3D
> >> 1510
> >>                                                  Wald chi2(20)   =3D
> >> 122.49
> >> Log likelihood =3D -2438.8255                       Prob > chi2     =3D
> >> 0.0000
> >> option nullok not allowed
> >>                 stata():  3598  Stata returned error
> >>   _b_table::di_titles():     -  function returned error
> >>           _coef_table():     -  function returned error
> >>                 <istmt>:     -  function returned error
> >> r(3598);
> >> end of do-file
> >> r(3598);
> >>
> >> but it get stuck before presenting the tables....
> >>
> > Can anybody help me to understand what the error message r(3598) means?
> >
> > "[M-2]   error . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Return
> code
> > 3598
> >        Stata returned error
> >        You are using a Stata interface function and have asked Stata to
> >        perform a task.  Stata could not or refused."
>
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