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st: Splines

From   Marc Peters <>
Subject   st: Splines
Date   Wed, 20 Feb 2013 19:08:41 -0600

Hi all,

I have never used splines before and have a rather silly question. I
am running a BTSCS model and have read up on my Beck, Katz and Tucker
(1998) and understood that I should use either temporal dummies or
splines to adjust for temporal dependence.

The data is structured as duration data, with events coded as 1 and
non-events as 0. The dependent variable is measured at discrete
intervals (years) and an event can go on for several years (it often

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