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Re: st: violating normality assumption for tobit

From   Nick Cox <>
Subject   Re: st: violating normality assumption for tobit
Date   Fri, 24 Feb 2012 08:07:29 +0000

This seems to confuse marginal and conditional distribution. That
aside, the way forward here is surely to simulate using what you know
to see how -tobit- performs in these non-standard conditions.


On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 2:37 AM, Raymond Lim <> wrote:

> I am running a tobit and normality is a crucial assumption. However,
> my dependent variable follows a uniform distribution. I'm looking at
> award placement: 1st place, 2nd place, ... 10th place. I collect data
> from many competitions and always have 10 places. How can I address
> the fact that my dependent variable will never be normal even if N
> goes to infinity?
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