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Re: st: Maximization problem

From   Tobias Friedli <>
Subject   Re: st: Maximization problem
Date   Thu, 22 Jul 2010 15:38:49 +0200

Thank you for your reply. I am sorry for not obeiing the statalist rules, it will not happen again.  Thank you also for the links. 
If you saying that it would be possible, that is already a big help. Then i will invenst some time learning Stata/Mata programming ( i now Excel is definitely NOT the way to go...)


On 22.07.2010, at 15:24, Neil Shephard wrote:

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> 3. I'd advise against using Excel for statistics, particularly issues
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> performance/accuracy of Excel for statistics see the resources listed
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> particular the articles from Computational Statistics & Data
> Analysis).
> 4. I've not got the time to trawl through your spreadsheet work to see
> if it might be do-able in Stata, and I doubt most others will either.
> If you'd had a go at trying to implement it in Stata and were having
> problems you might find people are willing/able to help with a
> specific problem, but what you've asked is rather general and in my
> opinion is expecting a lot from other members on the list.
> I expect you can probably achieve what you want in Stata, but you're
> going to have to learn how to program Stata/Mata.
> Sorry if thats all a bit negative, just my opinion,
> Neil
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