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st: RE: Plotting several densities


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Plotting several densities
Date   Mon, 2 Feb 2004 09:54:08 -0000

I don't know what you mean by "directly" here. 

-betafit- on SSC does maximum likelihood fits. 

You can calculate the density to overlay on a histogram 
(N.B. http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/stat/beta.html) 
but it's easier to work with -qbeta- or -pbeta- from 
SSC in my experience. 

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

Naji Nassar
> 
> Having a continuous variable, I'd like to compare graphically its
> distribution to wellknown density (Beta)
> The Beta parameters can be determined either directly or upon 
> moments values

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