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Re: st: forecasting demographic indicators using stata


From   Abu Camara <abucamara@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: forecasting demographic indicators using stata
Date   Mon, 9 Jul 2012 23:02:53 +0300

Dear Nick and Oliver,

Thank you all for your efforts.

Actually someone at Princeton University did something using stata but
I need more
information to know how he is doing this. I contacted him but no reply
yet. The following is the link.

http://data.princeton.edu/eco572/

Nick you are right that mata is the best option here but I have no
idea on how to use mata.


On 9 July 2012 20:24, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
> Other than some standardisation commands, I don't think any
> demography-specific commands for Stata are visible in the public
> domain.
>
> This is more than just an instinct; I tried -findit demography- and
> -findit demographic- without results.
>
> That said, I suspect most methods would program very nicely in Mata.
>
> Nick
>
> Nick
>
> On Mon, Jul 9, 2012 at 6:13 PM, Oliver Jones
> <ojones@wiwi.uni-bielefeld.de> wrote:
>> To clarify:
>>
>> a) you already have data on mortality, fertility and migration, and
>>
>> b) you want to load these data into Stata and then "press a button" to get
>> the population forecasts.
>>
>> If this describes the situation, then I don't know if there are user written
>> programs that do what you want. But I am no expert... others might know
>> about such a program.
>>
>> Why don't you calculate the forecasts on your own using the tool Stata
>> provides for time series forecasting?
>>
>> Best luck
>> Oliver
>>
>>
>> Am 09.07.2012 16:49, schrieb Abu Camara:
>>>
>>> Dear Oliver,
>>>
>>> I want projection or forecast for demographic indicators like
>>> population of country or region which
>>>   would require inputs like mortality, fertility and international
>>> migration. I have seen some packages like R
>>> and the link below which does such but I would like to use stata and I
>>> am wondering if there are any user-written
>>> package for this.
>>>
>>>
>>> http://www.unaids.org/en/media/unaids/contentassets/dataimport/pub/manual/2007/demproj_2007_en.pdf
>>>
>>> On 9 July 2012 15:46, Oliver Jones<ojones@wiwi.uni-bielefeld.de>  wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> The chance of getting help will increase if you are more precise
>>>> regarding
>>>> to what you want to do!
>>>>
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Abu Camara
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