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Re: st: off-diagonal elements under -mvprobit-

From   Maarten Buis <>
Subject   Re: st: off-diagonal elements under -mvprobit-
Date   Thu, 12 Jan 2012 17:31:19 +0100

On Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 5:07 PM, saqlain raza wrote:
> I am using -mvprobit- in  (SJ5-2: st0045_1; SJ3-3: st0045) STATA/IC 11.2. I have to specify the values for the elements of rho matrix other than zeros while these are zeros by default.

The correlations aren't set to zero, it is just the starting values
for the correlations that are set to zero. So there is no need for you
to do anything about it. The correlations are reported as rho21,
rho31, rho32, and you'll see that they are not 0.

Hope this helps,

Maarten L. Buis
Institut fuer Soziologie
Universitaet Tuebingen
Wilhelmstrasse 36
72074 Tuebingen

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