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Re: st: factor variables and qreg?

From   "William Gould, StataCorp LP" <>
Subject   Re: st: factor variables and qreg?
Date   Fri, 24 Aug 2012 13:01:08 -0500

Ariel Linden <> wrote, 

> I wonder if any StataCorp people on the list could respond to this
> query [why qreg does not allow factor variables] with a definitive
> answer?

We at StataCOrp are working on making -qreg- with factor variables.  
Maarten Buis <> speculated 

> -qreg- seems to have its own build-in maximization algorithm, which
> does not surprise me as it is a maximization problem with its own
> peculiar set of difficulties. So it is a lot more work to implement
> it.

Maartin is correct.  We're working on it now, however, and have been 
working on it since before this thread arose.

-- Bill

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