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st: Skewness and kurtosis


From   Ari Samaranayaka <ari.samaranayaka@ipru.otago.ac.nz>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Skewness and kurtosis
Date   Tue, 17 Mar 2009 12:52:56 +1300

Dear statalist,
Can someone tell me the exact formulas used by Stata to calculate skewness and kurtosis. This question is because several types of skewness and kurtosis are defined in literature, and the terminology and notation are not consistent.
Thanks
Ari

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Dr. Ari Samaranayaka
IPRU
Dept of Preventive and Social Medicine
University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand
(03) 479 7168
http://www.otago.ac.nz/ipru/

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