Wednesday, March 08, 2006

st: Re: Non standard commands and statsby

I encountered the problem in a three-level model (output further down): statsby _b, clear by(cycle): xtmixed angle || pt: || session: if side=="L", mle

and I've tried cutting it down to a two-level model as in Scott's example but haven't had any success with that either (same problem as for the above).

If I cut it down to a 1-level model, i.e. remove all random effects, then it runs ok: statsby _b, clear by(cycle): xtmixed angle if side=="L", mle

Here is the full error output from statsby

. statsby _b , clear noisily by(cycle):xtmixed angle ||pt: ||session: if side=="L", mle statsby: First call to xtmixed with data as is:

. xtmixed angle ||pt: ||session: if side=="L", mle invalid ':'


The -xtmixed- syntax for my 3-level model, i.e. what statsby tries to run above but complains about an "invalid ':'", works fine when I run it without -statsby- !!!


> An example of the problem is helpful. This seems to work ok: > > . webuse grunfeld,clear > > . gen byte tag = year<1945 > > . statsby _b , clear total verbose by(tag):xtmixed invest mval kstock || > com: ,mle > (running xtmixed on estimation sample) > ... > > Scott > > > -----Original Message----- > > From: [mailto:owner- > >] On Behalf Of Rory Wolfe > > Sent: Monday, March 06, 2006 9:15 PM > > To: > > Subject: st: Non standard commands and statsby > > > > I wish to use statsby in conjuction with xtmixed. > > > > I am unable to and I guess it is because of the "non-standard" > > command structure of xtmixed, in particular the use of : in > > the xtmixed syntax. > > > > Has anyone encountered this problem and found a solution? Will > > I need to resort to writing my own "statsby" ado file? > > > > Rory

-- Rory Wolfe Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine School of Applied Clinical and Public Health Sciences and the Central and Eastern Clinical School Monash University Alfred Hospital, Commercial Road Melbourne VIC 3004 AUSTRALIA * * For searches and help try: * * *


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