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RE: st: RE: Generating skewed distributions on closed intervals
Well, I guess wildly the literature you are unaware of
holds better solutions, but that's an empty comment
as I don't know what it is. The idea that an age
distribution is a bunch of little truncated
Gaussians sitting next to each other on a line sounds
at best strange to me, but as I said I don't
understand what your problem is.
Reza C Daniels
> There is a literature on this problem that I am aware of. I'm just
> having trouble with the code in Stata to generate my required results.
> Nick Cox wrote:
> > This really depends to a large degree on the associated
> > scientific and practical problem, which is not clear
> > to me. But in principle I strongly support the view
> > implied by Maarten Buis: only bounded distributions are
> > appropriate for finite intervals. What's more their
> > behaviour at their extremes should surely be compatible,
> > without jumps and ideally without kinks too, i.e. [10,20]
> > should join [20,30].
> > Whatever your problem is, it is difficult to believe
> > that there is not a literature on it, e.g. in demography,
> > actuarial science, population ecology.
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