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Michael Hanson <mshanson@mac.com> |

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

Date |
Fri, 08 May 2009 19:48:10 -0400 |

On May 7, 2009, at 1:23 PM, Kit Baum wrote:

Calculating a D-W statistic on, e.g., a cross-section is asinine,and a program that lets you do it is a pretty lousy piece ofsoftware. As the sort order of a cross section is arbitrary, I canchange the "serial correlation" between successive observations byjust sorting the data on some other key.

On May 7, 2009, at 2:06 PM, Nick Cox wrote:

While we're chuckling at what appears to be poor practice elsewhere,let's remember that all statistical programs basically assume atsome level that users take responsibility for what they do.

On May 8, 2009, at 1:30 AM, John Antonakis wrote:

I have seen this wrong suggestion all over the place (based on aquick scan of the net).

-- Mike

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