Statalist


[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

RE: st: RE: RE: RE: RE: distribution curve with svy


From   Holly Kosiewicz <HKosiewicz@epe.org>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: RE: RE: RE: RE: distribution curve with svy
Date   Wed, 9 Sep 2009 08:14:41 -0400

The cumulative distribution graphs good look. Is there way to draw a distribution curve, using population weights, that looks like a bell curve?

Many thanks again.



-----Original Message-----
From: Holly Kosiewicz [mailto:HKosiewicz@epe.org] 
Sent: Wednesday, September 09, 2009 8:03 AM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: RE: st: RE: RE: RE: RE: distribution curve with svy

Steve, Nick, and Martin,

I figured it out - I typed two equal signs between fweights and my weights. Sorry! 

Thanks for bearing with me! 

Best,
Holly

-----Original Message-----
From: sjsamuels@gmail.com [mailto:sjsamuels@gmail.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, September 08, 2009 4:16 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: RE: RE: RE: RE: distribution curve with svy

Holly,

To show us exactly what you typed (and what Stata reported), paste
your commands and error message directly from the Stata log or results
window into your email.

The FAQ suggest that if you have a strange error, you try to reproduce
it with a standard data set. In Stata Version 10, I just ran the
following with no errors.  How about you?

**********************************************
sysuse auto,clear
cumul mpg if foreign==1 [fweight=rep78], gen(cmpg)
***********************************************
-Steve

On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 3:20 PM, Holly Kosiewicz<HKosiewicz@epe.org> wrote:
> Hi Steve,
>
> My weights are integers.
>
> Holly
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: sjsamuels@gmail.com [mailto:sjsamuels@gmail.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 08, 2009 3:18 PM
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: Re: st: RE: RE: RE: RE: distribution curve with svy
>
> --
> Frequency weights (fweights)  must be integers, but your survey
> weights probably are not in general  To convert the survey weights to
> proportional frequency weights equivalent to two decimal places (which
> should be more than enough):
>
> gen fwt_new =round(100*pwgt,1)
>
> and use that for your fweight.
>
> I
> -Steve
>
> On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 2:45 PM, Holly Kosiewicz<HKosiewicz@epe.org>
> wrote:
>> I know Stata is a bit finicky at times, but I just eliminated the
> space and Stata is still telling me I am using invalid syntax. The space
> is not the problem.
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Martin Weiss [mailto:martin.weiss1@gmx.de]
>> Sent: Tuesday, September 08, 2009 2:42 PM
>> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>> Subject: st: RE: RE: RE: distribution curve with svy
>>
>>
>> <>
>> No blank after -gen-! Just " gen(incdrop)"
>>
>>
>> HTH
>> Martin
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Holly
> Kosiewicz
>> Sent: Dienstag, 8. September 2009 20:28
>> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>> Subject: st: RE: RE: distribution curve with svy
>>
>> Hi Martin,
>>
>> Thanks very much for your help. It seems as though this command may
> work.
>> Unfortunately, when I type "cumul pincp if dropout==1 [fweight=pwgpt],
> gen
>> (incdrop)", stata tells me I am using an invalid syntax. It seems as
> though
>> I am following the syntax given in the help window for cumul so I
> can't tell
>> where Stata is finding the error.
>>
>> Any thoughts?
>
> --
> Steven Samuels
> sjsamuels@gmail.com
> 18 Cantine's Island
> Saugerties NY 12477
> USA
> 845-246-0774
> *
> *   For searches and help try:
> *   http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search
> *   http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq
> *   http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/
>
>
>
> *
> *   For searches and help try:
> *   http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search
> *   http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq
> *   http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/
>



-- 
Steven Samuels
sjsamuels@gmail.com
18 Cantine's Island
Saugerties NY 12477
USA
845-246-0774

*
*   For searches and help try:
*   http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search
*   http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq
*   http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/



*
*   For searches and help try:
*   http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search
*   http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq
*   http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/



*
*   For searches and help try:
*   http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search
*   http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq
*   http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/



© Copyright 1996–2014 StataCorp LP   |   Terms of use   |   Privacy   |   Contact us   |   What's new   |   Site index