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Re: st: ksmirnov
Nick Cox <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Re: st: ksmirnov
Mon, 20 Aug 2012 16:40:04 +0100
Naturally I agree with Maarten on the point of list practice. He is
referring to an explicit request that posters use their full names.
2.1.3 within http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/#tojoin
means exactly what it says.
On the substantive question,
(1) if "series" means what I think it does, a time series of some
kind, then note that Kolmogorov-Smirnov tests tacitly assume mutual
(2) the most direct way of comparing a distribution with t with 8 d.f.
is a quantile-quantile plot.
Example code to show how easy this is:
sysuse auto, clear
egen rank = rank(mpg), unique
su mpg, meanonly
local N = r(N)
gen tquantile = -invttail(8, (rank - 0.5) / `N')
scatter mpg tquantile
On Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 4:17 PM, Maarten Buis <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 5:05 PM, houda wrote:
>> I m trying to find a simple way to test if a series is t-distributed with 8
>> of freedom using a Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, could you please help me?
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> clearly explained in the Statalist FAQ.
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