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RE: st: AW: ksmirnov
"Helge Molde" <Helge.Molde@psysp.uib.no>
RE: st: AW: ksmirnov
Wed, 30 Sep 2009 08:53:20 +0200
Ok! Når da?
>[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of
>Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 8:49 PM
>Subject: Re: st: AW: ksmirnov
>Thank you Nick! This is precisely what I needed.
>Now if I can figure out how to do kernel densities with nonintegral
>degrees of freedom t-distributions overlaid...
>On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 7:18 PM, Nick Cox <email@example.com> wrote:
>> I don't know why I said that because it isn't true. In fact, I was
>> overlooking my own work...
>> In terms of the original example,
>> webuse wpi1
>> g returns = D.ln_wpi
>> and given a download of -qplot- from the Stata Journal site,
>you can go
>> qplot returns, trscale(invttail(6, 1 - @)) xli(0) yli(0)
>> Alternatively, you can do it from first principles
>> count if !missing(returns)
>> local N = r(N)
>> sort returns
>> gen quantilet = invttail(6, 1 - (_n - 0.5) / `N')
>> scatter returns quantilet , xli(0) yli(0)
>> For (_n - 0.5) / `N', substitute any other plotting position formula.
>> For "6" substitute any other desired df.
>> In this example, the fit is lousy: the mean is a long way
>from zero and
>> the distribution is not even symmetric.
>> See also for a meant-to-be-encouraging note
>> SJ-7-2 gr0027 . . Stata tip 47: Quantile-quantile plots without
>> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
>. . . N.
>> J. Cox
>> Q2/07 SJ 7(2):275--279 (no
>> tip on producing various quantile-quantile (Q-Q) plots
>> That and 75 other tips have just been reprinted in
>> Seventy-six Stata Tips, 2nd Edition
>> Publisher: Stata Press
>> Copyright: 2009
>> ISBN-10: 1-59718-071-8
>> ISBN-13: 978-1-59718-071-9
>> Pages: 177; paperback
>> Price: $29.00
>> Nick Cox
>> You'd need to clone one or more existing programs, e.g.
>> and replace code there with code specific to the t-distribution.
>> I am not familiar with the etiquette on fitting
>> the df in effect a parameter to be estimated? Otherwise, there would
>> need to be some justification for using a particular df.
>> tzygmund mcfarlane
>> Thanks for your replies Martin & Nick.
>> Martin: My question was actually simpler - was my procedure correct?
>> That is, should the data be standardised by an estimate of the scale
>> before using the Kolmogorov-Smirnov procedure or is that not
>> Also, from the help file for chi2fit by Stas Kolenikov I could not
>> figure out how to implement it for a t-distribution. Any help will be
>> Nick: I am particularly interested in deviation from a
>> My data is almost certainly non-normal. I agree about the merits of
>> plotting it, but am not aware of any tools for my particular
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