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Re: st: RE: Re: Re: Re: Fracpoly


From   Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: Re: Re: Re: Fracpoly
Date   Tue, 12 Feb 2008 08:00:01 +0000 (GMT)

--- Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote:
> Nevertheless you want to extract properties that depend on first and
> second derivatives. That seems to me to invest a great deal of trust
> in the models, which are not necessarily optimal for that purpose.
> However, I don't have a good alternative solution, but I would
> recommend some comparison with quite different ways of doing it, e.g.
> based on numerical differentiation of other kinds of smooth fit. 

I have done something similar using a loess, but I switched to R to do
so. The working paper is here:
http://home.fsw.vu.nl/m.buis/wp/locfit.html

Hope this helps,
Maarten

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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
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http://home.fsw.vu.nl/m.buis/
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