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Re: st: Comparing two lognormal distributions


From   Syed Hasan <mhasan26@yahoo.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Comparing two lognormal distributions
Date   Sat, 5 Jan 2013 19:55:09 -0800 (PST)

Thanks Nick. I appreciate your response.I should have been clear on my question. My intent is to compare truncation of one distribution compared to the other. Sorry about that.

Regards,

Syed
--- On Sat, 1/5/13, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: st: Comparing two lognormal distributions
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Date: Saturday, January 5, 2013, 5:41 PM
> I wasn't aware that lognormal
> distributions were defined by a degree
> of truncation.
> 
> -findit lognormal- would have found for you what there is
> under that heading.
> 
> If truncation is key to your problem, my guess is that you
> need to
> write your own code, but -lognfit- (SSC) might give you some
> ideas.
> 
> I think you'll get much better answers with much more detail
> about the
> underlying problem.
> 
> Nick
> 
> On Sat, Jan 5, 2013 at 11:18 PM, Syed Hasan <mhasan26@yahoo.com>
> wrote:
> 
> > I am re-phrasing a question I posted yesterday. Kindly
> accept my apologies if I seem impatient.
> >
> > My question is if there is Stata command to compare two
> lognormal distributions in terms of their truncation and
> shift (skewness)and then determine that the difference
> between them is statistically significant or not.
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