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st: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: -hpfilter- question

From   "Nick Cox" <[email protected]>
To   <[email protected]>
Subject   st: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: -hpfilter- question
Date   Fri, 27 Feb 2004 17:01:45 -0000

As far as I can see, this is just a longer-winded
way of doing what was done with my loop. The 
answers it gives should be the same, and thus no 
better. In short, this approach will not solve any 
problem with what -hpfilter- does. 

Instead of finding a different way of using the 
program, you may have to look inside it yourself
to see what it is going on. 

[email protected] 

Giorgio Ricchiuti

> I'll try to apply the filter for each country and then add all in a
> variable. Could it be a good, even long, solution?
> something like
> hpfilter myvar if country==1, s(c1)
> hpfilter myvar if country==2, s(c2)
> and then
> gen filtermyvar=H_c1
> replace filtermyvar=H_c2 if country==2
> thanks again
> Giorgio
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Nick Cox" <[email protected]>
> To: <[email protected]>
> Sent: Friday, February 27, 2004 5:15 PM
> Subject: st: RE: Re: RE: Re: -hpfilter- question
> > Sorry, Giorgio: I can't see your data from here
> > to experiment. Nor am I an expert on that program.
> >
> > But I do know that -hpfilter- is full of bizarre
> > things. Some interest was shown a while ago
> > in rewriting it, but I'm not sure what became of
> > that. Possibly good intentions were not enough,
> > and the project was swamped by other things.

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