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Re: st: Goodness-of-fit before MonteCarlo simulation

From   Maarten buis <>
Subject   Re: st: Goodness-of-fit before MonteCarlo simulation
Date   Sat, 18 Aug 2007 14:04:47 +0100 (BST)

--- Carlo Lazzaro <> wrote:
> is there a Stata 9.2/SE built-in function to obtain the
> goodness-of-fit about the right distribution to impose over a dataset
> before running a Montecarlo simulation?

No, but in many cases you should be able to derive that from the
parameters you put into the simulated distribution, the sample size,
and the definition of the goodness of fit statistic. If you don't want
to do the math you can simulate it.

Hope this helps,

Maarten L. Buis
Department of Social Research Methodology
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
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