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RE: st: Treat zeros in logarithms


From   Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   RE: st: Treat zeros in logarithms
Date   Tue, 26 Aug 2008 18:52:51 +0100 (BST)

--- "Mentzakis, Emmanouil" <e.mentzakis@abdn.ac.uk> wrote:
> I am aware of the possibility of using open-ended left bound.
> 
> However, Maarten, why do you say that it is exactly what I want? What
> happens in cases where the variable shouldn't take negative values?

In your case the lower bound of ln(price) is minus infinity, so the
lower bound of price is zero, which is exactly what you want.

-- Maarten

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