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Re: st: How to return regression results from a complex column vector in mata back to stata

From   Christophe Kolodziejczyk <>
Subject   Re: st: How to return regression results from a complex column vector in mata back to stata
Date   Tue, 2 Aug 2011 18:18:13 +0200

Have your tried mm_smatlist() from the moremata package? I have not
tried, but maybe it is possible to display complex values with it (the
function is for string matrices)

2011/8/2 Ben Smythe <>:
> Dear statalisters,
> currently I am modifying a liml-like estimator in mata. In one of the
> final steps this involves multiplication with a complex scalar (not
> symmetric, but has real eigenvalues) which finally causes the
> estimation results to be a complex column vector. Thus
> st_matrix("name", mat) will not work as it cannot be used with strings
> or complex numbers and returns the error message: 3253  nonreal found
> where real required
> Now I have tried to use locals or macros to move the results from mata
> to stata and I tried to create a new variable to store the results
> using st_store, though this didn't work either.
> Essentially what I would like to do in the end is to display the
> column vector of results (with it's standard errors (V), t-statistics
> and confidence intervalls) nicely in the fashion of: ereturn post b V
> I can see the results in mata by typing the name of the results-column
> vector, though it would be nicer to go back to stata and have the
> usual regression output table. If anyone knows a solution to this it
> would be fantastic.
> Best,
> Ben
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