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Re: st: Xaxis transformation after logging variable

From   Francisco Augusto <>
Subject   Re: st: Xaxis transformation after logging variable
Date   Tue, 21 Aug 2012 17:46:54 +0100

Thank you very much for the help and for the valuable repairs to my
way of writing to the Statalist.

I will look for the code by Stephen Jenkins with/without coauthors and
I will leave the complete references missing from my last email for
future reference:

Prentice 1974, "A log gamma model and its maximum likelihood
Estimation", Biometrika, 61(3), pp 539-544
Lawless 1980, "Inference in the generalized gamma and log gamma
distributions" Technometrics, 22(3) pp 409-419
Cabral & Mata 2003, "On the Evolution of the firm size distribution:
Facts and Theory", The American Economic Review, 93(4), pp1075-1090.

Francisco Augusto

On Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 5:00 PM, Nick Cox <> wrote:
> Of your three references here, one is now recognisable to me as a
> paper in Biometrika. The others ring no bells without details. The
> parameterisation details make little sense without any definitions or
> formulas.
> It's possible that this distribution is a reparameterisation of one
> that can be fitted with code by Stephen Jenkins with/without
> coauthors. I suppress full references to underline what you are (not)
> doing here.
> Otherwise, I advise reposting.
> Before you do that, please do read the Statalist FAQ.
> Nick
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