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Re: st: RE: Dependent var is a proportion, with large spike in .95+


From   Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: Dependent var is a proportion, with large spike in .95+
Date   Thu, 4 Sep 2008 22:03:41 +0100 (BST)

--- Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote:
> My take differs from anybody else! From what you say, this is not a
> spike. It is just strong skewness. 

Good point, a beta distribution can be skewed. To find out if your data
is beta distributed you can use -hangroot-, -pbeta-, and/or -qbeta-,
all downloadable from SSC. Type -findit hangroot-, -findit pbeta-,
and/or -findit qbeta- to find them. 


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