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by ChrisCharlton
Thu May 19, 2011 8:55 am
Forum: runmlwin user forum
Topic: error: too few quotes
Replies: 4
Views: 7513

Re: error: too few quotes

The syntax should still match that in the help file, however it is possible that one of the undocumented options may have changed. Alternatively a bug may have crept in that wasn't picked up in testing. Would it be possible for you to provide an example of the syntax that fails?
by ChrisCharlton
Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:06 pm
Forum: runmlwin user forum
Topic: Error message: too many macros
Replies: 10
Views: 15533

Re: Error message: too many macros

It appears that you have hit Stata's limit for the maximum number of characters that can be stored in a macro. As this is affected by the maxvar setting you can increase this (up to a maximum of 32767 characters) with a command like the following: set maxvar 32767 Once you have done this you should ...
by ChrisCharlton
Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:08 am
Forum: runmlwin user forum
Topic: Can you use runmlwin with the 30-day MLwiN trial version?
Replies: 2
Views: 3911

Can you use runmlwin with the 30-day MLwiN trial version?

A trial version of MLwiN which should be compatible with runmlwin is now available from http://www.bristol.ac.uk/cmm/software/mlwin/download/.
by ChrisCharlton
Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:56 pm
Forum: runmlwin user forum
Topic: Error message: No version information foundr(198)
Replies: 3
Views: 4508

Re: Error message: No version information foundr(198)

Are you telling runmlwin where to find mlwin.exe via the mlwinpath option, or via the $MLwiN_path global? I think that there is currently a bug where it is always expecting to find it in $MLwiN_path while displaying the results. We will fix this in a later version, but in the mean time the workaroun...
by ChrisCharlton
Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:44 am
Forum: MLwiN user forum
Topic: Extracting Markov chains of parameters?
Replies: 1
Views: 3538

Re: Extracting Markov chains of parameters?

The parameter chains are stored by default in c1090 as a sequence of successive sets, one for each iteration. Within each set the parameters are stored with the fixed parameters first, followed by the random parameters. The order of these should match that in the equations window. You can extract a ...
by ChrisCharlton
Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:34 am
Forum: runmlwin user forum
Topic: mlwin on a cluster
Replies: 2
Views: 4335

Re: mlwin on a cluster

I believe that some people do use MLwiN in this way, but I have no direct experience in doing this. MLwiN does not use multiple processors, so the best way of taking advantage of this environment would be to run several copies of MLwiN in parallel.
by ChrisCharlton
Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: MLwiN user forum
Topic: file errors
Replies: 4
Views: 5169

Re: file errors

The "cannot allocate smatrix" message will appear if there is not enough worksheet space to store a matrix. You may be able to get around this by increasing the worksheet size, however if the data is corrupted this may not work as it may be trying to allocating an impossibly big matrix. Th...
by ChrisCharlton
Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:27 am
Forum: runmlwin user forum
Topic: Model Failure, exiting procedure
Replies: 4
Views: 5727

Re: Model Failure, exiting procedure

You can check whether (R)IGLS models have converged by looking in e(converged), although if the macro doesn't finish running this might not be filled in. There is already an MLwiN macro command to ignore errors in macros (ERRO 0) which is sometimes used in simulations. We shall investigate whether t...
by ChrisCharlton
Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: runmlwin user forum
Topic: Can you stop MLwiN from popping up?
Replies: 8
Views: 7850

Re: Can you stop MLwiN from popping up?

I just had Stata update to 11.2 here too, although I still get the same popping under behaviour as before if another application has focus (even another instance of Stata).
by ChrisCharlton
Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:37 am
Forum: runmlwin user forum
Topic: MCMC estimation
Replies: 5
Views: 7330

Re: MCMC estimation

This is currently implemented as a sub option of the MCMC option i.e. mcmc(paex(2 3)) to specify parameter expansion at levels 2 and 3. As the MCMC functionality is still being developed the exact syntax may still be subject to change in the future.