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# Re: st: How to return regression results from a complex column vector in mata back to stata

 From Austin Nichols <[email protected]> To [email protected] Subject Re: st: How to return regression results from a complex column vector in mata back to stata Date Tue, 2 Aug 2011 21:49:41 -0400

```Ben Smythe <[email protected]>:
Return the real and imaginary parts as two separate vectors, or a 2Xk
matrix, or a 2kX1 vector.  If you want to post as estimation results,
I would name each component of your complex vector as an equation in
Stata and have two coefs per equation: Re and Im.  Then the output
will be more readable.  Are you computing variances for these complex
estimates?

On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 5:21 PM, Ben Smythe <[email protected]> wrote:
> Hi Christophe,
>
> matrices/vectors. My preferred solution would be to have the results
> column vector in Stata again but if there is no way of doing this with
> complex vectors/matrices I guess mata will have to do.
> Hopefully some of the mata-wizzards are reading this, but thanks again!
>
> Best,
>
> Ben
>
>
> On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 6:18 PM, Christophe Kolodziejczyk
> <[email protected]> wrote:
>> Have your tried mm_smatlist() from the moremata package? I have not
>> tried, but maybe it is possible to display complex values with it (the
>> function is for string matrices)
>> Christophe
>>
>> 2011/8/2 Ben Smythe <[email protected]>:
>>> Dear statalisters,
>>>
>>> currently I am modifying a liml-like estimator in mata. In one of the
>>> final steps this involves multiplication with a complex scalar (not
>>> symmetric, but has real eigenvalues) which finally causes the
>>> estimation results to be a complex column vector. Thus
>>> st_matrix("name", mat) will not work as it cannot be used with strings
>>> or complex numbers and returns the error message: 3253  nonreal found
>>> where real required
>>> Now I have tried to use locals or macros to move the results from mata
>>> to stata and I tried to create a new variable to store the results
>>> using st_store, though this didn't work either.
>>>
>>> Essentially what I would like to do in the end is to display the
>>> column vector of results (with it's standard errors (V), t-statistics
>>> and confidence intervalls) nicely in the fashion of: ereturn post b V
>>> I can see the results in mata by typing the name of the results-column
>>> vector, though it would be nicer to go back to stata and have the
>>> usual regression output table. If anyone knows a solution to this it
>>> would be fantastic.

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