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"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> |

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Subject |
RE: st: re: tsset with non-integers |

Date |
Thu, 7 May 2009 19:06:38 +0100 |

While we're chuckling at what appears to be poor practice elsewhere, let's remember that all statistical programs basically assume at some level that users take responsibility for what they do. For example, suppose your -tsset- your data. So, Stata has been told that you have time series data. Now you do a t-test on some data using -ttest-. Does Stata come up with a warning that this test assuming independence might not make sense? Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk Antoine Terracol John Antonakis wrote: > Also, I just check and saw what SPSSs command does: it seems to check > for serial correlation in adjacent observations. Wow! Does it issue a message warning the user that the test might or might not make sense according to the data and sort order? * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**References**:**st: re: tsset with non-integers***From:*Kit Baum <baum@bc.edu>

**Re: st: re: tsset with non-integers***From:*Frank Gallo <fjgallo@mac.com>

**Re: st: re: tsset with non-integers***From:*Eva Poen <eva.poen@gmail.com>

**Re: st: re: tsset with non-integers***From:*Frank Gallo <fjgallo@mac.com>

**RE: st: re: tsset with non-integers***From:*"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

**RE: st: re: tsset with non-integers***From:*Frank Gallo <fjgallo@mac.com>

**Re: st: re: tsset with non-integers***From:*John Antonakis <john.antonakis@unil.ch>

**Re: st: re: tsset with non-integers***From:*Antoine Terracol <terracol@univ-paris1.fr>

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