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Re: st: Detecting Outliers


From   "Raphael Fraser" <raphael.fraser@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Detecting Outliers
Date   Tue, 2 May 2006 08:27:55 -0500

my objective is simple to locate potential outliers then cross check
with patient records to ensure that the information is legitimate.
error free.

On 5/2/06, Richard Goldstein <richgold@ix.netcom.com> wrote:
an outlier is something that needs to be predefined; I think
of an outlier as something that is surprising given my model
of the data; routines such as box plots force their model of
the data on you

what is your model of the data?

Rich

Raphael Fraser wrote:
> I have 10 years data (5000 observations) on patients heights and
> weights. Is there any ado-file that could assist in locating possible
> outliers?
>
> Raphael

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