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AW: st: RE: RE: Imputing error: Obs. nos. out of range

From   "Martin Weiss" <>
To   <>
Subject   AW: st: RE: RE: Imputing error: Obs. nos. out of range
Date   Tue, 13 Apr 2010 16:07:43 +0200


Yes, I was unaware there is a -trace- option to -ice-, but -set trace on-, issued before any other command, should give you a log regardless. 


-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: [] Im Auftrag von Maarten buis
Gesendet: Dienstag, 13. April 2010 16:03
Betreff: Re: st: RE: RE: Imputing error: Obs. nos. out of range

--- On Tue, 13/4/10, Ploutz-Snyder, Robert  wrote:
> I've returned to this error
> problem--unsuccessful attempt to use ice to impute missing
> values in a dataset.
> Per Martin's suggestion I used the trace option, with m=1
> and cycles=100.  Here the code that I used:
> ice x1 x2 x1x2 x4 z_x5 x6 x7 x8 x7x8 x10 x11 x12 x13 z_x14
> y1-y6 z_y7 z_y8 y9-y22,
> m(1)   passive(x7x8:x7*x8)
> saving(mrid_imputed, replace) seed(112233) trace(mridtrace)
> cycles(100)

The suggestion was not to use the -trace- option, but to 
precede the -ice- command with the command -set trace on-.
The former can be used to see if the Gibbs sample has
converged, while the latter can be used to find problem in
the program.

Hope this helps,


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


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