# Re: st: Plot after regression using linear splines - any way to add confidence intervals?

 From Nils Braakmann To statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject Re: st: Plot after regression using linear splines - any way to add confidence intervals? Date Fri, 17 Jul 2009 08:51:14 +0200

```Now, this helps a lot!

Thanks and a nice weekend,
Nils

On Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at 8:33 AM, Maarten buis<maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>
> --- On Thu, 16/7/09, Nils Braakmann wrote:
>> thanks. However, I would like the plotted interval to
>> reflect the precision of the underlying parameter
>> estimates.
>
> OK, that can make sense too: the coefficients are in this
> case the marginal effects, i.e. the first derivative of
> the curve I gave in the previous post.
>
> *-------------------- begin example -------------------
> use http://www.stata-press.com/data/r10/nlswork, clear
> xtset idcode year
> mkspline agespl 20 = age, dis
> matrix knots = r(knots)
> sum age, meanonly
> local min = r(min)
> local max = r(max)
>
> xtreg ln_wage agespl*, fe cluster(idcode)
>
> preserve
> drop _all
> set obs 21
> gen x = `min' in 1
> gen b = _b[agespl1] in 1
> gen se = _se[agespl1] in 1
>
> forvalues i = 2/20 {
>        replace x = el(knots,1,`=`i'-1') in `i'
>        replace b = _b[agespl`i'] in `i'
>        replace se = _se[agespl`i'] in `i'
> }
> replace x = `max' in 21
> replace se = _se[agespl20] in 21
>
> expand 2
> sort x
> by x : gen first = _n == 1
> replace b = b[_n-1] if first
> replace se = se[_n-1] if first
>
> gen lb = b - 1.96*se
> gen ub = b + 1.96*se
>
> twoway rarea lb ub x || ///
>       line b x, yline(0)
> restore
> *-------------- end example ------------------
>
> Hope this helps,
> Maarten
>
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