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Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
Re: st: ksmirnov |

Date |
Tue, 21 Aug 2012 10:27:08 +0100 |

When you say the qnormal function, I presume you mean the -qnorm- command. There is no one way to do it. With the normal distribution, most people regard matching means and SDs to be the way to do it, but there is a good case for fitting a more robust line. In the case of t with 8 d.f. (henceforth t(8)) the case is even stronger. By my calculation t(8) has SD = sqrt(8/6) = sqrt(4/3), but you could use the IQR or any other pair of quantiles. Similarly, although t(8) has mean, median and any other measure of level all 0, it is open for discussion how the data should be summarized. It may even be that 0 is a natural reference for whatever your data are. The straight lines come from manipulating (observed y - level for y) / (expected x - level for x) = (spread for y) / (spread for x) where in practice level for x is always 0. Example code: sysuse auto, clear egen rank = rank(mpg), unique su rank, meanonly gen expected = -invttail(8, (rank - 0.5) / `r(max)') su mpg, detail local mean = r(mean) local sd = r(sd) local median = r(p50) local iqr = r(p75) - r(p25) scatter mpg expected /// || function t_8 = `mean' + x * `sd' / sqrt(4/3), ra(exp) /// || function t_8_2 = `median' + x * `iqr' / (2 * invttail(8, 0.25)), ra(exp) On Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 9:41 AM, Guessab Houda <houda.guessab@gre.generali.com> wrote: > OK you are right. Then I will use the program you sent me. > > 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 > > I just need to draw 45 degree reference line like the qnormal function does; can you help me with that? * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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