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st: RE: nruns available on SSC

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: nruns available on SSC
Date   Wed, 11 Oct 2006 20:27:30 +0100

Certain fairly serious statistics journals flesh out their
contents lists with articles on the analysis of 
various ball games. Naturally the Stata Journal 
eschews this pandering to base(ball) instincts. 

I can safely say that my present and future contribution 
to sports statistics is likely to be not much greater than 
my past and present prowess in sports, which 
for the curious has its analogue in those events
that do occur but have probability zero, and
as such perplex many a student mind. (At [high] school 
I played for my "house" in rugby, cricket and
athletics, but as far as I recall they always lost.) 


Christopher Baum
> Nick said
> That paper outlined a simple Stata method to get at run probabilities 
> using repeated shuffling of the data. My co-author suggested that
> some users would prefer canned commands to the exhilaration of
> working out how to do it from first principles, so I have written
> two. 
> I await with bated breath the submission of his next two 
> programs: -nhits- and -nerrors- (or, given his venue, perhaps 
> nlegbeforewicket ?)

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