Graphics (and numerics) for univariate distributions
AbstractHow to plot (and summarize) univariate distributions is a staple of introductory data analysis. Graphical (and numerical) assessment of marginal and conditional distributions remains important for much statistical modeling. Research problems can easily evoke needs for many comparisons, across groups, across variables, across models, and so forth. Over several centuries, many methods have been suggested, and their relative merits are a source of lively ongoing debate. I offer a selective but also detailed review of Stata functionality for univariate distributions. The presentation ranges from official Stata commands through various user-written commands, including some new programs, to suggestions on how to code your own graphics commands when other sources fail. I also discuss both continuous and discrete distributions. The tradeoff between showing detail and allowing broad comparisons is an underlying theme.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Stata Users Group in its series SAN12 Stata Conference with number 25.
Date of creation: 01 Aug 2012
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- Nicholas Cox, 2012. "Graphics (and numerics) for univariate distributions," United Kingdom Stata Users' Group Meetings 2012, Stata Users Group 06, Stata Users Group.
- NEP-ALL-2012-08-23 (All new papers)
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