[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date index][Thread index]

st: re: details on how the impute command works

From   Kit Baum <>
Subject   st: re: details on how the impute command works
Date   Tue, 6 Nov 2007 16:16:46 -0500

Tim said

I have a rather simple question. I am trying to figure out exactly
what the -impute- command in Stata does to estimate missing values.
The help files in Stata are not very helpful. From what I have found
on the internet, it appears -impute- is a regression-based method to
estimate missing values based on other variables in the data set.
However, the help files also say that -impute- "organizes the cases by
patterns of missing data so that the missing-value regressions can be
conducted efficiently." Does anyone know what this entails? I need to
include some mention of this in my methods section.

The description in [D] impute seems quite clear to me.


Kit Baum, Boston College Economics and DIW Berlin
An Introduction to Modern Econometrics Using Stata:

*   For searches and help try:

© Copyright 1996–2017 StataCorp LLC   |   Terms of use   |   Privacy   |   Contact us   |   What's new   |   Site index