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st: Imputing, interpolating, or otherwise finding missing data?


From   L Robinson <lysistrataphobia@yahoo.ca>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Imputing, interpolating, or otherwise finding missing data?
Date   Wed, 30 Jun 2010 18:41:29 -0700 (PDT)

Hi!

I have a dependent variable that nicely follows the equation y=-91.78*ln(x) + 
433.73. y is a growth rate, x is time(1,2,3, etc). 

I have several missing growth rate values, and I'd like to either impute or 
interpolate. I could predict values of y based solely on the equation, but I'd 
like to use one of the Stata functions to introduce noise around the predicted 
variables. I can't seem to find a way to incorporate the values of this equation 


into either ipolate or ice. I use Stata 10.1 (no mi function).

Any ideas out there?

Thanks!!




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