[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date index][Thread index]
RE: st: Interpolation using cipolate
-cipolate- is a user-written command on SSC for cubic
interpolation. As Richard surmises, the logic is that
you must interpolate gaps in a response with respect
to a second variable (e.g. time), just as with official
Stata's -ipolate-, which is for linear interpolation.
Richard Williams replied to Joe J.
> >A naive question. I just insalled cipolate to fill missing
> values for one
> >variable. The documentation tells me that interpolation is
> done using two
> >points before and two points after the missing value. That
> said, why is it
> >that the procedure requires a second variable? In other words, for
> >replacing missing values in variable y, why we need to
> include variable x
> >in the command?
> >. cipolate y x, gen(yprime).
> I don't know about -cipolate-, but the docs for -ipolate-
> (reference manual
> G-M, pp. 182-183) say that Y is a function of X. The value for
> interpolated Y is computed using values from the surrounding
> Xs and Ys that
> are not missing.
> If you are going to interpolate, your data have to be sorted
> in some way,
> right? So having an X accomplishes that. The distance
> between Xs will be
> related to the interpolated differences between Ys.
* For searches and help try: