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st: -lmoments- update on SSC


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: -lmoments- update on SSC
Date   Tue, 1 Jul 2003 21:05:44 +0100

Thanks to Kit Baum, the -lmoments- package on SSC 
has been updated to Stata 8. The syntax has been 
modified somewhat, the overall aim being to 
make the command more flexible and closer to modern 
Stata standards. 

-lmoments- generates L-moments and derived statistics. L-moments
offer a  systematic, satisfying and indeed elegant approach  to
the summarization of theoretical distributions and data samples
and have applications in the estimation of parameters and of
quantiles, and in hypothesis tests for probability distributions.

See (e.g.) Hosking, J.R.M. 1992. Moments or L moments? An example
comparing two measures of distributional shape. American
Statistician 46, 186-189. 

This is version 3.0.0 of the software. Stata 8 is required. 

(The previous version is also included in the same package 
as -lmoments6-, for which only Stata 6 is required.)

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 
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