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Re: st: Hypergeometric function

From   Austin Nichols <>
Subject   Re: st: Hypergeometric function
Date   Wed, 20 Jul 2011 15:09:25 -0400

Edward Norton <>:
 help f_hypergeometric
but it depends on the details, probably...
 ssc desc gbgfit
will link you to a help file that says in part:
  The Gini coefficient is not calculated as this requires
    evaluation of the generalized hypergeometric 3F2, and this
function is not currently available in Stata.  Online evaluators are
    available, at e.g., where you can plug in specific
parameter values to calculate the generalized hypergeometric 3F2,
    then use the formula given by McDonald (1984) to calculate the Gini.

On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 1:19 PM, Edward Norton <> wrote:
> Does Stata have a built-in hypergeometric function?  The hypergeometric
> function is an infinite series related to differential equations.  (I do not
> need the hypergeometric distribution, which is different and related to
> sampling without replacement.)
> Thank you in advance.

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