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RE: st: -estimates store- limit

From   "Jann, Ben" <[email protected]>
To   <[email protected]>
Subject   RE: st: -estimates store- limit
Date   Wed, 22 Jun 2005 09:54:32 +0200

Chris Ruebeck asked:
> >I would be happy if -estimates store- wasn't limited to 20 sets of 
> >estimation results.  The -outreg- program allowed appending in a 
> >horizontal fashion, but I believe that -estout- does not.  Perhaps 
> >-xtmixed- or -sureg- might be a way around the limit.  Any 
> other ideas?

Richard Williams answered:
> You might take a look at Michael Blasnik's -estsave- program 
> and see if 
> that can help you.

The -estsave- program (also see -eststo-) is a very useful tool to
back-up estimates. However, it does not change the fact that the maximum
number of models in an -estout- table is limited to 20. A work-around
would be to merge groups of models into "multiple-equation" models (note
that this is quite tricky) and then tabulate up to twenty merged models
using the -unstack- option.

In my opinion, a better strategy would be to ask Stata Corp. to change
the 20 stored estimates limit. I cannot see any reason for such a low
limit. Why not set the limit to the number of "free" variables (i.e. in
Intercooled Stata 2047 minus the number of existing variables in the


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