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"Thomas Murray (Department of Economics)" <t.l.murray@bham.ac.uk> |

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"statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

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RE: st: FW: ML for logit/ologit |

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Wed, 16 Nov 2011 11:18:26 +0000 |

Right yes - apologies for that - I was experimenting with different arguments and emailed a faulty program. What I type is: program drop logittest program define logittest version 12.0 args lnf b1 x rho tempvar lng qui { gen double `lng' = ln(invlogit(`b1'*((`x'^(1-`rho')-1)/(1-`rho')))) if $ML_y1==1 replace `lng' = ln(invlogit(-`b1'*((`x'^(1-`rho')-1)/(1-`rho')))) if $ML_y1==0 replace `lnf' = `lng' } end ml model lf logittest (happy =) ml max The trace returns: - version 12.0 - args lnf b1 x rho - tempvar lng - qui { - gen double `lng' = ln(invlogit(`b1'*((`x'^(1-`rho')-1)/(1-`rho')))) if $ML_y1==1 = gen double __000007 = ln(invlogit(__000006*((^(1-)-1)/(1-)))) if happy==1 unknown function ^() replace `lng' = ln(invlogit(-`b1'*((`x'^(1-`rho')-1)/(1-`rho')))) if $ML_y1==0 replace `lnf' = `lng' This is Brendan's comment from a bit earlier: You have "((^(1-)" in there, so the ^ doesn't apply to a variable, and therefore isn't recognised as an operator. I think this is because your `x' expands to "". Could ^ be failing to pick up `rho' inside the bracket? -----Original Message----- From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Nick Cox Sent: 16 November 2011 11:03 To: 'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu' Subject: RE: st: FW: ML for logit/ologit That is not clear at all. The explanation is different. You are invoking a local rho, which you never define. Your earlier statement defines mu. It now also seems that your earlier "along the lines of" means that you were not showing us the code that was buggy, which does help to explain why we couldn't see the bug. Please do "Say exactly what you typed and exactly what Stata typed (or did) in response." Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk Thomas Murray (Department of Economics) I have run the set trace and it is clear there is a problem with the including an argument within the squared term (I've pasted the relevant part below). I am sure this is the bug but I do not know why Stata doesn't like it. I am confident all the quotations are correct in the program. Many Thanks, Tom - mata: Mopt_search() ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ begin logittest --- - version 12.0 - args lnf b1 b2 x mu - tempvar lng - qui { - gen double `lng' = ln(invlogit(`b1'*((`x'^(1-`rho')-1)/(1-`rho')))) if $ML_y1==1 = gen double __000007 = ln(invlogit(__000006*((^(1-)-1)/(1-)))) if educ1==1 unknown function ^() replace `lng' = ln(invlogit(-`b1'*((`x'^(1-`rho')-1)/(1-`rho')))) if $ML_y1==0 replace `lnf' = `lng' -----Original Message----- From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Nick Cox Sent: 16 November 2011 10:17 To: 'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu' Subject: RE: st: FW: ML for logit/ologit I don't think the example calls for such a sweeping generalization. People write programs to maximise non-linear functions in Stata [sic] all the time. There is a bug in Thomas' code. I can't spot it and there is a lingering doubt about use of quotation marks from previous posts. Using -set trace- might help him find where it is. * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**Follow-Ups**:**RE: st: FW: ML for logit/ologit***From:*Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

**Re: st: FW: ML for logit/ologit***From:*brendan.halpin@ul.ie (Brendan Halpin)

**References**:**st: FW: ML for logit/ologit***From:*"Thomas Murray (Department of Economics)" <t.l.murray@bham.ac.uk>

**Re: st: FW: ML for logit/ologit***From:*Yuval Arbel <yuval.arbel@gmail.com>

**RE: st: FW: ML for logit/ologit***From:*Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

**RE: st: FW: ML for logit/ologit***From:*"Thomas Murray (Department of Economics)" <t.l.murray@bham.ac.uk>

**RE: st: FW: ML for logit/ologit***From:*Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

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