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st: Maximum matrix size for ereturn post?

From   "Rob Williams" <>
To   "StataList" <>
Subject   st: Maximum matrix size for ereturn post?
Date   Thu, 17 Jul 2003 12:52:31 -0400

The first line of my previous message seems to have gotten cut off, so I'm
resending it.  My apologies for the duplication.

I'm trying to bootstrap an estimation program that generates a very large
number of coefficients (roughly 1000).  I've assembled them into a
coefficient vector and created a fake variance-covariance matrix (following
the instructions in Jeff Pitblado's very helpful e-mail to this list on Jan
30, 2003).  But when I use ereturn post at the end of the estimation
routine, I get the following error message:

an error occured when preparing postfile

If I only post some of the coefficients, the error goes away.  I'm guessing
that the problem is the size of the coefficient vector and
variance-covariance matrix.  Is there a maximum size (other than the maximum
matrix size defined using set matsize) for coefficient vectors returned
using ereturn post?  If so, what is that maximum?  And is there any way to
increase it?

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

-Rob Williams

Professor Roberton C. Williams III
Department of Economics
University of Texas at Austin

on leave, 2002-03 school year at:
The Brookings Institution
1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20036-2188
fax: 202-797-6181

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