It’s wrong like bacon fried Twinkies are wrong.
It’s wrong like laughing during Schindler’s List.
Not caring about the matrix algebra fundamentals underlying the SAS/Stata commands is wrong when I am cultivating a lifelong habit of learning.**
Does a girl need to understand a combustion engine or physics to drive a car? No. Same with Econometrics.
All I need is that last highlighted line. The Command Line. I will take it on faith that the programmer knows her math and my Theta estimator will be unbiased, consistent and robust.
** This meme is also wrong, but it’s hella funny.