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Re: st: interpretation of squared term


From   Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: interpretation of squared term
Date   Thu, 26 Aug 2010 19:28:51 +0000 (GMT)

--- On Thu, 26/8/10, David Bai <db555@mail.com> wrote:
>   I have a question regarding how to interpret squared
> term:

You can only interpret the time trend graphically. If you
want to have a non-linear trend where you can interpret
the coeficients, you can look at a linear spline, see
-help mkspline-.

Hope this helps,
Maarten

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Maarten L. Buis
Institut fuer Soziologie
Universitaet Tuebingen
Wilhelmstrasse 36
72074 Tuebingen
Germany

http://www.maartenbuis.nl
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