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Re: st: Multiple imputation int() option in ICE

From   Maarten buis <>
Subject   Re: st: Multiple imputation int() option in ICE
Date   Thu, 18 Nov 2010 10:56:49 +0000 (GMT)

--- On Thu, 18/11/10, Alberto Osella wrote:
> I wish to impute a data set wit missing data in several
> variables of diferente type; one of them (BMI) is a
> continuos variables with a normal distribution. Obviuosly I
> should to bound BMI because there are some impossible values
> as 0 or 1000. 

Strictly speaking, the presence of these bounds means that the
distribution is not normally distributed. An alternative way of
ensuring the bounds is to specify the -match- option. I think I
remembered that there was quite a discussion on it in the Stata
Journal articles that accompanied ice, see: 

Hope this helps,

Maarten L. Buis
Institut fuer Soziologie
Universitaet Tuebingen
Wilhelmstrasse 36
72074 Tuebingen


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