[Limdep Nlogit List] Multiple Wald-tests for linear restrictions

William Greene wgreene at stern.nyu.edu
Thu Jan 22 02:31:07 EST 2009

Rady. If R'VR is singular, it means that some of the restrictions are
lnearly dependent. If so, it is not possible to test all of them
simultaneously. You must remove the redundant restrictions to proceed.
/B. Greene

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From: "Rady Talaat" <rady_enviro at hotmail.com>
To: limdep at limdep.itls.usyd.edu.au
Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 9:53:12 AM GMT -05:00 Columbia
Subject: [Limdep Nlogit List] Multiple Wald-tests for linear restrictions

I am investigating the best specification for the attributes. The non-linear dummy codes were assigned to attribute by attribute but the linear effects format was retained for the remaining attributes to test whether an attribute should be specified as being either linear or non-linear. Multiple Wald-tests for linear restrictions were performed to examine the specification of the experiment attributes. However I got the following error message for some tests:
Error 310: Computing restricted least squares. R*VAR(b)*Rt singular.
What does it mean? What should I do to avoid it and perform the test?
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