LIMDEP Version 8.0 is an integrated program for estimation and analysis of linear and nonlinear models, with cross section, time series and panel data. The main feature of the package is a suite of more than 100 built-in estimators for all forms of the linear regression model, and stochastic frontier, discrete choice and limited dependent variable models, including models for binary, censored, truncated, survival, count, discrete and continuous variables and a variety of sample selection models. No other program offers a wider range of single and multiple equation linear and nonlinear models.
LIMDEP has long been a leader in the field of econometric analysis. Recognized for years as the standard software for the estimation and manipulation of discrete and limited dependent variable models, LIMDEP 8.0 is now unsurpassed in the breadth and variety of its estimation tools. LIMDEP is a true state-of-the-art program that is used for teaching and research at thousands of sites in universities, government and private research institutions around the world. Numerous innovations have originated in LIMDEP. For three examples: we set the standard for sample selection models; as of this release, no other software has combined the true fixed effects, random parameters, hierarchical models, and finite mixture models in such a wide variety of modeling frameworks; many of the roughly 20 models for count data that appear in LIMDEP are not supported by any other software.