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# re: st: set constraints for coefficients of independents in regression

 From Christopher Baum To "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" Subject re: st: set constraints for coefficients of independents in regression Date Thu, 2 Jun 2011 11:52:36 -0400

```When I run a regression, I need to constrain the coefficients of four
independents to be four different values I calculate from previous
regressions.
The constrained coefficient for each independent variable is a
constant value. When I calculate each of these values from previous
regression should I save them as a new variable with a single value
for all the observations or as a vector?
How to use "constraint define" to set the constraints for the
coefficient of each independent?

sysuse auto,clear
reg price mpg weight turn displacement length gear_ratio
constraint def 1 weight = 4
constraint def 2 turn = 250
constraint def 3 displacement = 11
constraint def 4 length = -75
cnsreg price mpg weight turn displacement length gear_ratio, c(1/4)

Kit Baum   |   Boston College Economics & DIW Berlin   |   http://ideas.repec.org/e/pba1.html
An Introduction to Stata Programming  |   http://www.stata-press.com/books/isp.html
An Introduction to Modern Econometrics Using Stata  |   http://www.stata-press.com/books/imeus.html

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