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KWSTAT: Stata module to compute kernel weighted sample statistics


  • Florian Chavez Juarez

    () (University of Geneva)


kwstat computes sample statistics of a variable y in function of another variable x. The approach is inspired by the kernel regression (Nadaraya-Watson estimator) which computes the conditional mean of y in function of x. kwstat does the same but not only for the mean but also for the standard deviation, deciles, range, etc. Note that this procedure is an ad-hoc method and should be used in an exploratory way to visualize the data. It is not rooted in a well-defined statistical concept.

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  • Florian Chavez Juarez, 2014. "KWSTAT: Stata module to compute kernel weighted sample statistics," Statistical Software Components S457870, Boston College Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:boc:bocode:s457870
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