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Re: st: a question on t-test


From   "Lili Yan" <lyan16@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: a question on t-test
Date   Fri, 20 Jun 2008 17:26:31 -0500

Hi Richard,

Thank you very much! Yes, -lincom- does seem to do the unequal
variance case and actually, I am expecting different variances in my
data. Now I see.

And thanks to Maarten and Martin, too!

Best,
Lili

On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 5:09 PM, Richard Williams
<Richard.A.Williams.5@nd.edu> wrote:
> At 04:38 PM 6/20/2008, Lili Yan wrote:
>>
>> Hi Richard,
>>
>> Thank you very much for your prompt response! I did not use -ttest-
>> for several reasons:
>>
>> First, I actually have a weight variale in my data and -ttest- does
>> not allow weights.
>> Second, I need compare means of many variables, so I want to quietly
>> run means calculation and comparison, then generate a table with -mat-
>> commands. In that table, I want to see p-value. So I have to calculate
>> it as Stata does not save it.
>
> OK, first off, using lincom seems to be the equivalent of running a t-test
> with the unequal variances option.  Run this code:
>
> sysuse auto
> mean mpg, over(foreign)
> lincom [mpg]Domestic-[mpg]Foreign
> ttest mpg, by(foreign)
> ttest mpg, by(foreign) unequal
>
> Second, what about just running
>
> reg mpg foreign
>
> A couple of people have suggested oneway or anova.  Those might do the
> trick, but it depends on your weights, i.e. reg allows pweights but anova
> and oneway do not.  Also, when you say "I need compare means of many
> variables" to me that sounds like you have multiple dependent variables
> rather than multiple groups.  Maybe you want manova or mvreg or something
> like that.
>
>
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