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Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> |

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"statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

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Re: st: QREG Question |

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Sat, 28 Jul 2012 13:55:58 +0100 |

Nick On 27 Jul 2012, at 20:33, Arnold Behrer <behrer@post.harvard.edu> wrote:

Hello, I have two questions, one related to stats generally and the other to Stata specifically. The first is about how useful quantile regression is in correcting for skewed data. I have a data set heavily skewed to the right. I have considered log transforming it but I would rather not because the skewness is due in large part to zero values that are meaningful in the context of the regression. I thought that perhaps quantile regression might be a way of correcting for this skew without dropping the zero values. Is that true? The second question is simply whether the Qreg command in Stata runs a normal quantile regression - splitting the

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**References**:**st: QREG Question***From:*Arnold Behrer <behrer@post.harvard.edu>

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