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st: RE: RE: ACE algorithm in STATA ?

From   "Lei Xuan" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: RE: ACE algorithm in STATA ?
Date   Thu, 8 Jun 2006 17:15:14 -0500

Hi Nick,

I noticed that -mrunning- was implemented by Patrick Royston and you, based
on Breiman and Friedman's paper. How is -mrunning- relevant to ACE


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Nick Cox
Sent: Thursday, June 08, 2006 3:13 PM
Subject: st: RE: ACE algorithm in STATA ?

. findit alternating conditional expectations 

indicates that the answer is no so far as Stata 
is concerned, and my memory is consistent with 
that. But a single counter-example would refute 


Lei Xuan
> I would like to know whether ACE (alternating conditional expectation)
> algorithm has been implemented in STATA? ACE algorithm was proposed by
> Breiman and Friedman (1985) in their paper:
>  Breiman, L. and Friedman, J. H. (1985). " Estimating optimal
> transformations for multiple regression and correlation". J. 
> Amer. Statist.
> Assoc. 80, 580.

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