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st: lnskew question


From   Robert Saunders <robert.c.saunders@vanderbilt.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: lnskew question
Date   Sun, 08 Dec 2002 19:00:39 -0600

Hi,

I've been tinkering with log-transforming an outcome variable for a 
regression, but I thought lnskew0 might be a good trick (and it was doing 
better than ln()).  However, I wonder how I could convert the estimates 
back to the natural units.  For example, I've seen the smearing technique 
for converting regression estimates scaled in ln(dollars) back to dollars, 
but I can't imagine what's involved in getting back from whatever it is 
lnskew0 creates.  Then I thought, somebody on STATAlist might 
know.  [Couldn't find anything in the list archives or manual.]

Thanks,

r


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