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BIDENSITY: Stata module to produce and graph bivariate density estimates

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  • John Luke Gallup


    (Portland State University)

  • Christopher F Baum


    (Boston College
    DIW Berlin)

bidensity produces bivariate kernel density estimates and graphs the result using a twoway contourline plot, optionally overlaying a scatterplot. The default kernel is Epanechnikov; all of the kernels provided by -kdensity- are also available. Compared to Baum's -kdens2- (SSC), which was recently enhanced to produce contourline plots, -bidensity- computes the bivariate kernel densities much more efficiently through use of Mata, and provides a choice of kernel estimators. The estimated densities can be saved in a Stata dataset or accessed as Mata matrices.

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Software component provided by Boston College Department of Economics in its series Statistical Software Components with number S457576.

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Programming language: Stata
Requires: Stata version 12.1 and moremata from SSC (q.v.)
Date of creation: 27 Dec 2012
Date of revision: 19 Jan 2013
Handle: RePEc:boc:bocode:s457576
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