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Re: st: Stata 11 mi vs SAS procmi

From (Yulia Marchenko, StataCorp LP)
Subject   Re: st: Stata 11 mi vs SAS procmi
Date   Sun, 09 Aug 2009 16:31:04 -0500


> Does mi in stata 11 use conditional densities to impute variables? If so it
> is as theoretically sound as SAS's proc mi? 

To impute multivariate data, -mi- offers -mi impute monotone- and -mi impute
mvn-.  -mi impute monotone- is similar to the MONOTONE statement in SAS's PROC
MI.  -mi impute mvn- implements the NORM method which is also implemented in

> Is mi based on the user written ice ? 
> Also, what is the difference between mi and the user written mim commands.
> Is the Stata version of multiple imputation a packaged compilation of these
> user written commands?

-mi- is not a packaged compilation of the user-written commands -ice- and
-mim-.  See

for a brief comparison of -mi- and these user-written routines.

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