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Re: st: Moving Standard Deviation

From   Nick Cox <>
To   "" <>
Subject   Re: st: Moving Standard Deviation
Date   Thu, 31 Oct 2013 13:28:04 +0000

would be happy with a citation, but my guess is that most reviewers
would regard a citation as unnecessary for something of this kind.
Your notation m perhaps implies that you are using the number of
values as a divisor. If so, you would need to correct the results from
-mvsumm-, which, as documented, uses -summarize-, which, as
documented, uses that number minus 1 as divisor.


On 31 October 2013 13:05, Browne, Alan <> wrote:
> Hello, I am currently trying to generate the moving standard deviation for a measure of volatility. I have used the mvsumm command, however, I am not sure how to cite that in the paper I am writing. I am trying to reproduce the following formula used in the literature.
>                    Vol= [1/m*(sum(lne_t+i-1 - lne_t+i-2)^2)]^1/2
> where lne is the log of the exchange rate. Any help with this issue would be hugely appreciated.

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