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st: RE: How to implement ranktest of matrix

From   "Schaffer, Mark E" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: How to implement ranktest of matrix
Date   Thu, 8 Jul 2010 00:39:53 +0100


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> From: 
> [] On Behalf Of 
> Komi Agbemavi Mati
> Sent: 07 July 2010 20:43
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> Subject: st: How to implement ranktest of matrix
> I  need to test whether the following matrix have rank 0, 1 
> or 2. I am trying to use     ranktest in stata but i don't 
> know what to put in Y and what
>  to put in Z as described in the help file.               
>                                    dqdZ1           dqdz2
>                                 .0002178      .0000277   
>                                  .0003644      .0000637  
> 				 .0022189     -.0004827   
> 				 .0012441      .0000804   
> 				 -.0182371    -.0013471  
> 				 .0026022      .0008305   
>  When I try the following command
>  ranktest  dqdZ1        dqdz2,

If you want to know the rank of a Stata matrix like the one above, you
can use, say, the Mata function rank() (see help mf_rank).  You would
move the matrix from Stata into Mata and then use the rank() function.

-ranktest- is different.  (Mea culpa - on re-reading the help file, I
think this could be clearer.)  It is for testing the rank of a matrix of
correlations or regression parameters.

When you say

ranktest dqdZ1 dqdz2

what is happening is basically the same thing as regressing dqdZ1 on
dqdz2 and testing whether the regression parameter is nonzero (i.e.,
rank>0).  I suspect this isn't what you want, and instead you want the
rank of the Stata matrix above, but perhaps I'm wrong here.

Hope this helps.


>  I obtain
>  Kleibergen-Paap rk LM test of rank of matrix
>   Test assumes homoskedasticity (Anderson canonical correlations test)
>  Test of rank=  0  rk=    4.12  Chi-sq(  1) pvalue=0.042450
>  And  when I try  ranktest  dqdZ1        dqdz2, allrank,
>  I obtain the same result. So I would like to know how to 
> test  Ho: rank=1 or Ho:rank=2.
>  Thanks
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