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MGOF: Stata module to perform goodness-of-fit tests for multinomial data

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  • Ben Jann

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    (University of Bern)

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mgof computes goodness-of-fit tests for the distribution of a discrete (categorical, multinomial) variable. The default is to perform classical large sample chi-squared approximation tests based on Pearson's X2 statistic and the log likelihood ratio (G2) statistic or a statistic from the Cressie-Read family. Alternatively, mgof computes exact tests using Monte Carlo methods or exhaustive enumeration. A Kolmogorov-Smirnov test for discrete data is also provided. The moremata package, also available from SSC, is required.

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Software component provided by Boston College Department of Economics in its series Statistical Software Components with number S456854.

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Programming language: Stata
Requires: Stata version 9.2
Date of creation: 29 Jun 2007
Date of revision: 14 Jul 2008
Handle: RePEc:boc:bocode:s456854

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Keywords: multinomial; goodness of fit; Chi-squared; Kolmogorov-Smirnov;

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