SST is an interactive program that provides a large variety of statistical
functions and procedures in a unified framework. Commands are available
for entering, editing, transforming, and recoding of data as well as
performing frequently used statistical procedures such as regression
analysis. SST is geared toward the estimation of complicated statistical
models -- several standard models are available or user-defined likelihoods
can be used.
In the default (interactive) mode, SST accepts command lines from the
terminal and executes the commands as they are entered. Online
documentation is available using the
HELP command. For information
on using the help system type
If one or more filenames are present on the command line, SST will
execute those files in order before reading input from the terminal.
The -o option can be used to force SST to redirect the program output
to a file and terminate SST when the batch files have finished executing
- -o output
- Force SST to run in batch mode. All output from SST is stored in the file
output. Commands are not read from the terminal -- therefore all
commands in batch mode must be included in command files and passed as
arguments to SST.
- -c command subops ...
- The arguments following the -c option are taken to be a single SST command.
The command is executed and SST is terminated. The -c option must be the
last option listed and cannot be used in conjunction with the
- Turn on verbose echoing. This causes commands to be echoed to
the screen before they are executed (after all macro and variable
- Don't run ~/.sstcmd on startup.
- -n size
- Set the maximum observation number to be used (default = 8000).
- -r limit
- Set memory resource limit. This option is useful if you are dealing
with very large amounts of data since it forces SST
to keep some of the data on disk instead of filling up the machine's
- ~/.sstcmd - Startup file
- ~/.sstkey - Key bindings for the command line editor
- $SSTLIB/sst.hlp - SST online help file