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Re: st: Slow STATA

From   Richard Williams <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   Re: st: Slow STATA
Date   Mon, 11 Oct 2004 18:03:49 -0500

At 10:38 PM 10/11/2004 +0100, Clive Nicholas wrote:
Joseph Wagner wrote:

> I have had trouble running a series of simple exact tests.  Whenever my
> tables go beyond 2x2 to tables such as the example below, STATA grinds to
> a
> virtual halt.  I waited a half hour before pressing the "break" button.

Oh dear. It looks like your problem is local. On my P2 laptop (Windows
2000, 128mb of RAM), -tab- runs in no time:
Yes, but you are using a dinky little 2 X 2 table whereas Joseph's table is 7 X 2. There is a reason that even when you specify -all- as an option on -tabulate- you still have to specify -exact- separately -- the Fisher Exact Test can take a long time even for a computer. I'll try Joseph's problem out on my machine and see if I fair any better.

Richard Williams, Notre Dame Dept of Sociology
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