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Re: st: kernel density of values less than 1


From   Steve Samuels <sjsamuels@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: kernel density of values less than 1
Date   Mon, 12 Jul 2010 15:58:59 -0400

Densities can be >1.  It is cumulative distributions (integrals of
densities) that must be <=1.

Steve

On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 12:50 PM, Katja Hillmann
<katja.hillmann@wiso.uni-hamburg.de> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I used the command kdensity in order to calculate the density of fractions
> (e.g. number of longterm unemployed on total unemployment). Thus I try to
> calculate the denisty of values less than 1. However, the values of the
> densities Stata provided are all greater than 1. Where is the problem? Does
> Stata have problems in calculating distributions of variables within an
> intervall of 0 and 1?
>
> Best,
> Katja
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