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Re: st: Debugging estimation changes


From   Ed Gerrish <egerrish@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Debugging estimation changes
Date   Fri, 22 Jun 2012 16:41:26 -0400

No, there is no simulation.  This is all from real data and unaltered
original datafiles.

Ed

On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 4:38 PM, Nick Sanders <sandersn@stanford.edu> wrote:
> Hi Ed,
>
> My first guess would be a seed issue - do you have a sample or similar (e.g., psmatch2) command in your code? If so, did you set a seed?
>
> Just a thought,
> Nick
>
>
>
> On Jun 22, 2012, at 1:16 PM, Ed Gerrish <egerrish@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> This is a general question about debugging STATA changes.  Here is my dilemma:
>>
>> About 8 months ago, I ran a set of models and got results.  I saved
>> them as my baseline results, wrote the paper, and worked on
>> robustness.  Recently, I noticed that results that should have been
>> similar to the baseline were not.  When I went back to run the
>> baseline, the results had changed.  I figured I made a coding error
>> and I did the following:
>>
>> 1. Checked my code for recent changes.
>> 2. Uncompressed my archived do files and datasets and ran them - the
>> new results persisted.
>> 3. Checked to make sure version control was on (it was).
>> 4. Checked my custom ado's for updates.  There were some, but when run
>> on older versions, the new results were sustained.
>>
>> Any ideas on how I should proceed?  It is unclear to me what my next
>> step is.  This certainly could be a STATA 11 vs. 12 problem -- but I
>> was hoping version control would prevent that from being true.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> -Ed
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