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st: Further to Extrapolating records using results from -sts list-
Regarding the request for assistance below
"This is an expansion on a previous theme, for which I am indebted to Austin Nichols for advice.
To recap: I have a dataset of 1341 observations of cancer patients having a subsequent malignancy. I have calculated the period at risk in proportions of a year for each observation
I need to extract the values from a life table. I need to 'insert' blank records for the missing records (e.g. 40, 43 and 46) and extrapolate the relevant data. Any suggestions would be welcome.
Having been able to spend some time with Statalist FAQs I now realise that (a) I am working with 'time series data', (b) an easy resolution can be obtained by using -tsset- and -tsfill- and (c) there is a whole manual devoted to time series analysis.
I believe there is an expression that goes "a little knowledge can be dangerous" - an addendum should perhaps be "especially in the absence of appropriate language to describe any problem arising from using that knowledge". My previous message could have been condensed into a couple of sentences and I could have answered it myself. Apologies.
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