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st: Stata 9.2 versus Limdep

From   "Marc Goergen" <>
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Subject   st: Stata 9.2 versus Limdep
Date   Thu, 26 Mar 2009 15:44:49 +0000

Dear all

I have been running a pooled OLS regression on the same dataset in both Limdep and Stata 9.2. However, the results I obtained are significantly different:

1. Limdep seems to include roughly 10% more observations than Stata does, despite using the skip command in Limdep.

2. Some of the variables that were highly significant in Limdep are no longer significant in Stata. This is especially true for a dummy variable which was significant at the 0.1% level in Limdep, but at best has a p-value of 0.39 in Stata.

3. While for the case of Limdep the results for OLS without group dummy variables are significantly different from those with group dummy variables, in Stata the differences are much less pronounced.

The command I used in Limdep is:


The command I used in Stata is:

regress lnaf l.lnaf l.lnta ... , robust cluster(code)

Dropping the "robust" and "cluster" options in Stata does not bring the results more in line with those obtained from Limdep.

Best wishes,


Prof. Marc Goergen
Cardiff Business School
Cardiff University
Colum Drive
Cardiff CF10 3EU

Tel:   029 2087 6450

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