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From   "Newson, Roger B" <r.newson@imperial.ac.uk>
To   "'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: New version of -invcise- on SSC
Date   Mon, 8 Jun 2009 10:30:53 +0100

Thanks to Kit Baum, a new version of the -invcise- package is now available for download from SSC. In Stata, use the -ssc- command to do this, or use -adoupdate- if you already have an old version.

The -invcise- package is described as below on my website. The new version adds a new option -eformestimate()-, for use when the user wants to compute standard errors for exponentiated parameters, equal to the standard error of the log of the parameter multiplied by the parameter. These standard errors, togethwer with the estimates, can be input to -parmcip- and -metaparm- with the -eform- option to produce exponentiated -parmest- resultssets, containing confidence limits for ratios, ratios between ratios, and geometric mean ratios. The online help contains an example, using -parmby- and -censlope- to calculate Hodges-Lehmann median ratios, and then using -invcise- and -metaparm- to calculate an interaction parameter (a ratio between median ratios) and a meta-analysis summary parameter (a geometric mean of median ratios).

Best wishes

Roger


Roger B Newson BSc MSc DPhil
Lecturer in Medical Statistics
Respiratory Epidemiology and Public Health Group
National Heart and Lung Institute
Imperial College London
Royal Brompton Campus
Room 33, Emmanuel Kaye Building
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London SW3 6LR
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel: +44 (0)20 7352 8121 ext 3381
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Email: r.newson@imperial.ac.uk 
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package invcise from http://www.imperial.ac.uk/nhli/r.newson/stata10
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TITLE
      invcise: Compute standard errors using the inverse confidence interval method

DESCRIPTION/AUTHOR(S)
      invcise is intended for use in an output dataset (or resultsset), with
      one observation for each of a set of estimated parameters, and
      variables containing their confidence limits, and (optionally)
      containing the degrees of freedom used to calculate these confidence
      limits.  Such datasets may be produced using the official Stata
      statsby prefix, or by the parmest package, downloadable from SSC.
      invcise uses the confidence limits to compute a new variable,
      containing standard errors for the parameters, using the inverse
      confidence interval method.  These standard errors, together with
      parameter estimates in another variable in the dataset, may be used to
      calculate standard errors and confidence intervals for linear
      combinations of these parameters, using the metaparm module of the
      parmest package, assuming that the parameters are independently
      estimated.  The inverse confidence interval method is frequently used
      with rank statistics, such as medians, median differences, and median
      slopes, to compute confidence intervals for linear combinations of
      these rank statistics, particularly differences between differences
      ("interactions") or weighted means of several differences
      ("meta-analysis summaries").
      
      Author: Roger Newson
      Distribution-Date: 07june2009
      Stata-Version: 10

INSTALLATION FILES                                  (click here to install)
      invcise.ado
      invcise.sthlp
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