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From   "Michael Cha" <mikecha0@lycos.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: sktest
Date   Thu, 22 Aug 2002 17:15:57 -0400

Dear listers,

Would anyone guide me how to interpret the output for sktest? 

I have tested with several variables, some of which are normally distributed and some are not. 

However, most of them gives me the same results as follows. 

Variable |  Pr(Skewness)   Pr(Kurtosis)  adj chi-sq(2)  Pr(chi-sq)
----------+--------------------------------------------------------
        a |      0.055         0.000               .       0.0000
        b |      0.655         0.000           64.26       0.0000
        c |      0.000         0.000               .       0.0000
        d |      0.000         0.000               .       0.0000
        e |      0.000         0.000               .            .

With other test of normality, variable e was not normal, but highly skewed. 

I don't have my manual handy right now. 

Would you please let me know how to interpret them? 
In addition, is there any other useful command to test skewness, kurtosis and normality, please let me know. 

Thank you for your help in advance.

Regards,
MCHA



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