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Re: st: Test for significance of the difference between knee locations?

 From Joerg Luedicke To statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject Re: st: Test for significance of the difference between knee locations? Date Thu, 18 Oct 2012 22:21:43 -0500

```Nice, thanks!

Joerg

On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 9:32 PM, Austin Nichols <austinnichols@gmail.com> wrote:
> Joerg Luedicke <joerg.luedicke@gmail.com>:
> Stata 12 allows you to test coefs that have no corresponding variables
> in the data; Stata 11 gives an error msg, so you must instead:
> test _b[k1]==_b[k2]
>
> On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 6:12 PM, Joerg Luedicke
> <joerg.luedicke@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I was just putting together some example code, similar in principle to
>> Austin's code, but encountered difficulties with the -test- command.
>> If we use Austin's code:
>>
>> *--Austin Nichols' code--
>> sysuse nlsw88, clear
>> *compare extremum positions for quadratics, e.g. for
>> *tw qfit wage age if union==0||qfit wage age if union==1
>> reg wage c.age##c.age##i.union, nohe
>> loc 1 (k1:-_b[age]/_b[c.age#c.age]/2)
>> loc 2 (k2:-(_b[age]+_b[1.union#c.age])/
>> loc 2 `2'(_b[c.age#c.age]+_b[1.union#c.age#c.age])/2)
>> nlcom `1' `2', post
>> test k1==k2
>> *-------------------------------
>>
>> I get an error message after -test k1==k2-:
>>
>> . test k1==k2
>> r(111);
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