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An introduction to maximum entropy and minimum cross-entropy estimation using Stata

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  • Martin Wittenberg

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Maximum entropy and minimum cross-entropy estimation are applica- ble when faced with ill-posed estimation problems. I introduce a Stata command that estimates a probability distribution using a maximum entropy or minimum cross-entropy criterion. I show how this command can be used to calibrate survey data to various population totals. Copyright 2010 by StataCorp LP.

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  • Martin Wittenberg, 2010. "An introduction to maximum entropy and minimum cross-entropy estimation using Stata," Stata Journal, StataCorp LP, vol. 10(3), pages 315-330, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:tsj:stataj:v:10:y:2010:i:3:p:315-330 Note: to access software from within Stata, net describe http://www.stata-journal.com/software/sj10-3/st0196/
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