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RE: -varabbrev- setting [was: st: re: question about "testparm"] |

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Mon, 2 Feb 2009 14:06:32 -0800 |

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/12/04/MNQ514GV7I.DTL David At 4:27 PM +0000 2/2/09, Nick Cox wrote:

I think in Britain, which naturally I consider part of Europe, it is still common to talk of mileage (and not just because of the uneven and snail-like progress of metrication here). The fact that you should regress on gpm := 1/mpg for all sorts of good reasons -- which I have often enjoyed demonstrating -- does not affect the fact that drivers care about how far they can go before they need to refill with fuel, so to that extent mpg is a natural unit too. Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk Kit BaumIt is an Americanism to say 'your mileage may vary', as a Europeanwould more sensibly* talk about litres/kilometre than miles/gallon.But there it is.* It is readily seen that the relationship between price and mpg isnot nearly as linear (and the linear fit not nearly as good) as thatbetween price and 1/mpg.* * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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**References**:**re: -varabbrev- setting [was: st: re: question about "testparm"]***From:*Kit Baum <baum@bc.edu>

**RE: -varabbrev- setting [was: st: re: question about "testparm"]***From:*"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

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