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RE: st: -MVNP- Coefficient Estimates. How to standardize coefficients?

From   Roy Wada <>
To   <>
Subject   RE: st: -MVNP- Coefficient Estimates. How to standardize coefficients?
Date   Fri, 12 Jun 2009 17:17:49 -0700

I'm not even sure -mvnp- produces a regression, or where you 
got it from.
Kit Baum's -betacoef- will only work for ols or ivreg. I think
there is a reason for that.
This is by hand for ols:
sysuse auto, clear
reg rep78 headroom trunk weight, beta
qui sum rep78 if e(sample)
local betaSD `r(sd)'
foreach var in headroom trunk weight {
     qui sum `var' if e(sample)==1
     di "`var'" _col(15) r(sd)/`betaSD' * _b[`var']
The same thing is calculated by outreg or outreg2.
> Thank you. But my question is about how to get the standardized
> coefficients from the non-standardized ones. I am hoping not to have
> to redo the regression itself.
> R Maltev
> On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 4:05 PM, R Maltev wrote:
>> To those who wrote this program or have used it:
>> My question concerns the scaling of coefficients. I have used the
>> program on non-standardized explanatory variables and need to convert
>> the resulting coeffients to standardized coefficients, that is, the
>> coefficients that would have resulted if all variables had been
>> standardized (ie. sd=1). How would you suggest doing this conversion?
>> Best,
>> R Maltev
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