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Re: st: Re: into the executable...

From   Philip Ryan <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   Re: st: Re: into the executable...
Date   Sun, 25 Apr 2004 00:20:37 +0930

With respect to gllamm, both Kit and Ronan have suggested a plug-in solution 
rather than incorporating code into the executable. For my part I'd be happy 
either way - as long as we get compiled code so that Stata has a mixed models 
estimation program that is useably speedy.  I might add, in the spirit of 
Ronan's last message, that no criticism is implied of the developers of gllamm
 it is a remarkable achievement by any standard.

Perhaps the current lively thread centred on hardware and programming options 
for gllamm will encourage StataCorp &/or the gllamm developers to raise its 
priority a notch or two on their to-do list. There is obviously a receptive 
audience out here in Stata-land for that.


Quoting Kit Baum <[email protected]>:

> On Apr 24, 2004, at 2:33 AM, Philip wrote:
> > No doubt the stuff about chips and flops is important but if the 
> > objective is
> > making -gllamm- more useable shouldn't the first step be to encourage 
> > StataCorp
> >
> > to incorporate -gllamm- or -gllamm-like code for mixed/hierarchical 
> > models
> > *into the executable* as soon as possible?
> >
> Actually, in the present environment, it would be workable to have a 
> gllamm plugin to gain the full speed improvement of compiled code, 
> right?

Philip Ryan
Associate Professor
Department of Public Health

Associate Dean (IT)
Faculty of Health Sciences

Head, Data Management and Analysis Centre
Department of Public Health and Department of General Practice

University of Adelaide
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