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Re: st: Start values for MLE with xtmixed

From   Maarten Buis <>
Subject   Re: st: Start values for MLE with xtmixed
Date   Wed, 24 Oct 2012 09:03:48 +0200

On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 4:32 AM, Justina Kamiel Grayman wrote:
> I am wondering if you can include start values in xtmixed when
> estimating models using maximum likelihood. The only available options
> I see are the EM options, but to my knowledge, these options do not
> allow you to include start values. Any help is appreciated.

Finding such an option among the many other options can be a bit of a
challenge. There are conventions StataCorp uses, which can help make
this easier (if you know what they are). In the case of starting
values, you go to the link called maximize_options, and than you look
for an option called -from()-. No such option is listed, so you cannot
provide starting values.

Hope this helps,

Maarten L. Buis
Reichpietschufer 50
10785 Berlin
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