Heavy Lifting - thoughts and web finds by an economist
|I also contribute to Division of Labour||Load HL's Front Page|
Monday, June 27, 2005
Here is the text of an email I sent to the good folks at STATA. It seems that STATA small, which is their "student version" can't estimate a stochastic frontier model on 25 observations!! In my mind this is a level of crippling that borders on the ludicrous. Of what use is the package as an instructional tool if it can't estimate the models presented in class?
We'll see if I get any response:
I am teaching a graduate econometrics course (panel data, stochastic frontiers, maximum likelihood, limited dependent variables) and my students are having considerable problems using Small STATA for their homework assignments. I am running STATA SE, which of course precludes a lot of the size/memory issues.
Update: Why STATA rocks!!! The folks at STATA responded this afternoon and it looks like it is my fault after all...I have been extolling the virtues of STATA - especially STATA S/E - and I will stand by my claims. STATA is the best overall econometrics package out there. Some packages are a bit easier to use for certain things, but overall once you go STATA you won't go back...this coming from a recovering TSPer.
Comments: Post a Comment
Le Chai - galerie du vin
Posts that contain Craig Depken per day for the last 90 days.
Heavy Lifting's Main Page
Money I Found Today
Heavy Lifting - Firehose style (56k warning)
- My "screed" to STATA
Modified maystar design
powered by blogger