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st: RE: Balancing survey data in Survey package

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: Balancing survey data in Survey package
Date   Fri, 28 Apr 2006 13:42:49 +0100

This was discussed only recently. Richard
[Dick] Campbell asked a question and I replied. 
(You might find it easier to search for 
his name than for mine in the Statalist archives.) 

If you type in Stata, 

. search iterative proportional fitting 

you will see pointers to programs by 
Adrian Mander. 


. ssc desc mstdize 

identifies a program discussed in the
thread initiated by Richard. In that 
thread was mentioned the possibility of 
using -glm- and offsets to do this. 

I have no idea whether your problem includes
-svy- type complications, but I suspect that
none of the programs takes account of 
survey design subtleties. 


Walter R. Paczkowski, Ph.D.
> I'm a new user looking for help with the Survey package.  I 
> want to balance (also called raking) an Internet survey to 
> make sample proportions (say for key demographics) agree with 
> Census data.  This is a very common practice that originated 
> with Deming under the title iterative proportional fitting.  
> I don't see anything that will do this, although I really did 
> expect this very common procedure to be there.  Any suggestions?

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