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Re: st: Using cdeco with frequency weights


From   Phumzile Ncube <phumie4@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Using cdeco with frequency weights
Date   Fri, 2 Sep 2011 15:44:16 +0200

Dear Nick,

Thank you for the help. I downloaded the user-written programme
-cdeco_jmp- from the same link that you suggested. I will have to take
the problem up with the author.

Thanks again.

Phumzile

On 2 September 2011 14:31, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
> But the information is incomplete. You are asked to explain _where_
> you downloaded user-written programs from.
>
> After some messing around, I found that this program can be downloaded by
>
> net install counterfactual, from("http://www.econ.brown.edu/fac/Blaise_Melly/";)
>
> The help for -cdeco_jmp- says that any kind of weight is allowed. But
> this is not correct; the code only allows aweights.
>
> I can't speak for whether aweights would do for your purpose, but
> there is a mismatch between code and help which you should take up
> with the author(s), who may not be members of Statalist.
> Alternatively, clone the code and change the program as needed.
>
> Nick
>
> On Fri, Sep 2, 2011 at 12:51 PM, Phumzile Ncube <phumie4@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I am sorry, in the last email I mentioned that I am using -cdeco- when
>> in fact I am using -cdeco_jmp- .
>>
>> The rest of the information is still correct.
>
>> On 2 September 2011 13:47, Phumzile Ncube <phumie4@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> I am estimating gender wage gaps using quantile regression and would
>>> like to decompose these gaps into components explained by
>>> characteristics and coefficients. In order to do this I downloaded the
>>> -rqdeco- command. However, I realised that I can only use this with
>>> sample weights and not frequency weights (which are the only ones
>>> available on the dataset that I am using). I then decided to use
>>> -cdeco-  which, according to the help file, does allow for frequency
>>> weights. When I ran -cdeco- I got the following error:
>>>
>>>
>>> fweight not allowed
>>> r(101);
>>> end of do-file
>>> r(101);
>>>
>>>
>>> Has anyone else encountered this problem and if so what did you do to
>>> resolve it?
>
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