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Re: st: how to compare two skewed distributions, or calculate confidence intervals for quantiles of each?


From   "Austin Nichols" <austinnichols@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: how to compare two skewed distributions, or calculate confidence intervals for quantiles of each?
Date   Wed, 8 Mar 2006 15:04:59 -0500

Sounds like you need -poisson- to me, but if you really want to
compare quantiles, read -help qreg- and try, say,  -bsqreg wait if
simulated==0- to get standard errors on the median wait in real data,
or -bsqreg wait simulated- to compare the median of the real data to
the simulated data.

On 3/8/06, daniel waxman <dan@amplecat.com> wrote:
> I am trying to compare two populations with skewed distributions--queuing
> times for real patients, and queuing times for simulated patients (the
> output of a discrete event simulation program).
>
> I am most interested in comparing the 50th, 75th, 90th, and 95th percentiles
> between the real and simulated patients, and am struggling with a way to
> describe this.

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