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Re: st: theory reg vs. qreg

From   Maarten Buis <>
Subject   Re: st: theory reg vs. qreg
Date   Mon, 29 Apr 2013 14:15:01 +0200

On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 2:08 PM, Kasal Roman wrote:
> Later I will put it here more detailed but its quite clear that on the
> same dataset with a simple regression we get:
> Y1=Y2 when replaced "a2" for "mean(x)" in the equation

Let me give you a simple counter example:

*------------------ begin example ------------------
sysuse auto, clear
reg gear_ratio
reg price mpg
sum mpg, meanonly
di _b[_cons] + r(mean)*_b[mpg]
*------------------- end example -------------------
* (For more on examples I sent to the Statalist see:
* )

I am using the same dataset (auto.dta), but when I replace a2 with the
mean(mpg) I get the mean price, and this (trivially) is not the same
as the mean gear ratio. So your statement is only true if you are
using the same dependent variable. Since you are using different
symbols for the dependent variable in both models we have to assume
you are using different dependent variables, and thus that your
statement is trivially wrong.

-- Maarten

Maarten L. Buis
Reichpietschufer 50
10785 Berlin
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