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RE: st: Please advise- Models using gllamm

From   "Lachenbruch, Peter" <>
To   "" <>
Subject   RE: st: Please advise- Models using gllamm
Date   Sun, 17 Mar 2013 22:38:29 +0000

I was thinking more on the line of the accused in a murder trial of his parents asking for consideration of the fact that he was an orphan.  

This a hell of  a nerve.  It does not augur well for a future in academics.  As simply as i can put it, don't use tools you haven't studied.  Tell your advisor to either give you time to learn about gllamm or allow you to use other tools.

Peter A. Lachenbruch,
Professor (retired)
From: [] on behalf of JVerkuilen (Gmail) []
Sent: Sunday, March 17, 2013 1:17 PM
Subject: Re: st: Please advise- Models using gllamm

On Sun, Mar 17, 2013 at 2:14 PM, Daniel Kaplan <> wrote:
> Hi Statalisters-
> I am very quickly running out of time to finish this last step in my
> dissertation, and I am not only new to complex stats but have never
> used gllamm.  PLEASE someone take a look at my gllamm models and give
> me some insight as to how to proceed.
> This is a re-post of my earlier request, as I am desperate for advice
> and nobody responded as of yet.  I know there is a lot to read here,
> but I figure the more details I can offer the better.

While I feel for you---and you need to realize that your thesis
advisor has utterly screwed you, too---there's no way that any of us
can meaningfully help. If I may make an analogy, your request is like
walking into an acute care center with a gunshot wound to the chest.

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