CIPOLATE: Stata module for cubic interpolation
Abstractcipolate creates newvar = yvar where yvar is not missing and fills in newvar with cubicly interpolated values of yvar where yvar is missing. Interpolated values are based on exact fitting of a cubic curve to two data points before and two data points after each observation for which yvar is missing. cipolate will thus produce missing values whenever fewer than two data points are present on either side. Note that this is not a spline method. Extrapolation is not provided, mainly because of reservations about the general (and even particular) wisdom of extrapolating cubics into the unknown. Some users may wish to extrapolate any remaining missing values linearly using ipolate.
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Bibliographic InfoSoftware component provided by Boston College Department of Economics in its series Statistical Software Components with number S426202.
Programming language: Stata
Requires: Stata version 7.0
Date of creation: 04 Jul 2002
Date of revision: 16 Oct 2005
Note: This module may be installed from within Stata by typing "ssc install cipolate". Windows users should not attempt to download these files with a web browser.
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