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Re: st: RE: Simple way to calculate modality of non-normal variables


From   "Austin Nichols" <austinnichols@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: Simple way to calculate modality of non-normal variables
Date   Fri, 11 Jul 2008 12:16:49 -0400

Jordan Silberman--
Try also
ssc d eqprhistogram
forv i=1/10 {
 egen m`i'=mode(varname), nummode(`i')
}

On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 6:43 AM, Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote:
I'll give a broader answer than I suspect you want or need in the hope
that might interest, or provoke, people other than yourself.
<list of 7 detailed points>
> Nick
> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
>
> Jordan Silberman
>
> I'm relatively new to Stata--I apologize in advance for my Stata
> naivety.
>
> I'm struggling to find a way to have Stata calculate the number of
> modes in a non-normally distributed variable.
>
> I've searched for a way to calculate this with procedures like the Dip-
> test, Silverman's test, Excess Mass test, etc., and I can't seem to
> find a straightforward way to simply calculate the number of modes in
> a single non-normal variable.
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