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# Re: st: question

 From Maarten buis To statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject Re: st: question Date Tue, 3 Nov 2009 23:51:05 +0000 (GMT)

```Having re-read your question I am guessing that you are dealing with
the following problem: You estimated a linear regression on an explained
variable that has been log-transformed and you are trying to get
predictions and standard errors in the original non-transformed metric.
If that is the case than there is a much simpler and much more elegant
solution to that problem.

The problem is that

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--- On Tue, 3/11/09, Tunga Kantarci <tungakantarci@hotmail.com> wrote:

> From: Tunga Kantarci <tungakantarci@hotmail.com>
> Subject: st: question
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Date: Tuesday, 3 November, 2009, 1:38 PM
> Hello,
>
> I wish to calculate a figure where I call coefficient
> estimates and
> residuals sum of squares and degrees of freedom. All these
> quantities are
> from the stata estimation output. When I run the relevant
> command "nlcom
> exp(_b[_cons]+_b[income]*15.3)*exp(e(rss)/e(df_r)/2)" I get
> the error "could
> not calculate numerical derivative". This is perhaps
> because e(rss) and
> e(df_r) are not estimates. (As Maarten pointed out
> yesterday actually)
>
> 1. Does this mean that in the nlcom command I am only
> allowed to specify
> coefficient estimates?
> 2. How can I achieve what I want to achieve: I wish to call
> figures into the
> stated command I am running.
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
>
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