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Re: st: REML with non-normally distributed dependent Variable


From   Dan MacNulty <macn0007@umn.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: REML with non-normally distributed dependent Variable
Date   Tue, 02 Jun 2009 13:04:33 -0700

Why not transform your dependent variable (e.g, log-transform) to approximate a normal distribution? Dan

Christian Weiss wrote:
Dear Statalisters,

I am working with a random-intercept model using REML. As it turned
out my dependent variable is not normally distributed.
If I recall it correctly, one of the assumptions of ML is multivariate
normality. Do you have any advice what to do or to consider?

Best regards
Christian
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