# st: Re: Contrasts and repeated measures

 From Edward Grindle To statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject st: Re: Contrasts and repeated measures Date Fri, 11 Sep 2009 12:23:01 +0000 (GMT)

```I have a repeated measures design and I wish to test if each of four treatments are different at each of the 5 repeated times. I have struggled with the syntax for this test in Stata 11 so I have tried the example from the repeated measures FAQ (dataset t77). Following  anova I tested the main effects as follows:

test 1.calib==2.calib
( 1)  1b.calib - 2.calib = 0
F(  1,    12) =    8.99
Prob > F =    0.0111

but when I tried to test the interaction I got
. test 1.calib#1.shape == 2.calib#1.shape
( 1)  1b.calib#1b.shape - 2o.calib#1b.shape = 0       Constraint 1 dropped
F(  0,    12) =       .
Prob > F =         .

As a consequence I used the wsanova example with the following results:

test 1.calib==2.calib fails with error r(111) however

. test _coef[calib[1]] = _coef[calib[2]]
( 1)  calib[1] - calib[2] = 0
F(  1,    12) =   22.30
Prob > F =    0.0005
. test _coef[calib[1]*shape[1]] = _coef[calib[2]*shape[2]]
( 1)  shape[1]*calib[1] - shape[2]*calib[2] = 0
F(  1,    12) =    1.69
Prob > F =    0.2186

appears to work but has a different F and p to the anova example for the main effect.

My question is what am I doing wrong or is it not possible to carry out this type of test?

Ted

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