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RE: st: turning low frequency data into high frequency


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: turning low frequency data into high frequency
Date   Mon, 14 Mar 2005 17:17:23 -0000

Perhaps I should have underlined that 
economists do this ... with the aid 
of a so-called indicator series 
at the higher frequency. Thus any 
inferences, or implications, that this is "making it up" 
are going too far. Like many statistical 
procedures, it is a matter of doing the 
best you can with the data you have. 

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

Wallace, John
 
> It seems like every field has it's own quirks - what's 
> standard practice
> for some is verboten in others.  In biology (and a lot of other
> sciences) we'd call this "drawing the curve, then plotting your data".
> I use the phrase to gently disparage someone who's cutting corners.
 
Mick Cox
 
> I think Fabia really did want what she 
> asked for. Economists do this! 
 
Fabia Carvalho 
  
> > does anyone know if Stata can generate a
> > > series of high frequency data (eg. monthly) from an
> > > original low frequency one (eg. quarterly)? 

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