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# Re: st: ladder question for right-skewed variable

 From Gabriel Nelson To statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject Re: st: ladder question for right-skewed variable Date Fri, 26 Apr 2013 10:55:26 -0700

```Thanks Nick, yes exactly, my question is why the ladder function fails
to provide any chi-square values here. I'll attach the Stata output
here:

Transformation         formula               chi2(2)       P(chi2)
------------------------------------------------------------------
cubic                  dis~2000^3                 .            .
square                 dis~2000^2                 .            .
identity               dis~2000                   .            .
square root            sqrt(dis~2000)             .        0.000
log                    log(dis~2000)              .        0.000
1/(square root)        1/sqrt(dis~2000)           .        0.000
inverse                1/dis~2000                 .        0.000
1/square               1/(dis~2000^2)             .        0.000
1/cubic                1/(dis~2000^3)             .        0.000

. sum disp_2000, detail

Number displaced 2000 (if data unavailable go up
to 2003
-------------------------------------------------------------
Percentiles      Smallest
1%            1              1
5%            2              1
10%            3              1       Obs                1010
25%            6              1       Sum of Wgt.        1010

50%         15.5                      Mean           281.5297
Largest       Std. Dev.      1217.168
75%           82           9421
90%        436.5           9505       Variance        1481497
95%         1251          16255       Skewness       9.012044
99%         5953          19569       Kurtosis       108.8061

On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 10:47 AM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
> command you used or its output, so it is really difficult to know what
> is going on.
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Gabriel Nelson
Doctoral Candidate
Dept. of Sociology
University of California- Los Angeles