Subject: Error message in $COV step

Date: Mon, 09 Jul 2001 17:35:37 -0400

Could somebody please clarify this?

I was analysing a data set with $COV estimation step. I was encountering

this error and the program took several hours to converge in the final

steps. The code is written below:

$EST METHOD=1 INTERACTION MAXEVAL=9999 PRINT=5 NOABORT POSTHOC

This is the message which I see in the output. I was wondering was this

means and what could the problem be?

NO. OF FUNCTION EVALUATIONS USED: 673

NO. OF SIG. DIGITS IN FINAL EST.: 3.0

ETABAR IS THE ARITHMETIC MEAN OF THE ETA-ESTIMATES,

AND THE P-VALUE IS GIVEN FOR THE NULL HYPOTHESIS THAT THE TRUE MEAN IS

ETABAR: -.44E-02 -.57E-02 -.14E-02 .14E-02

P VAL.: .78E+00 .74E+00 .70E+00 .81E+00