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XBALANCE: Stata module to compute standardized differences for stratified comparisons via R

Jake Bowers (), Mark Fredrickson () and Ben Hansen ()
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Ben Hansen: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Statistical Software Components from Boston College Department of Economics

Abstract: Given a treatment variable, a stratifying factor, and covariates, xbalance calculates standardized differences (biases) along each covariate, with and without the stratification. Also, tests for conditional independence of the treatment variable and the covariates within strata. Provides both stratified and unstratified analysis. This package requires installation of the -rsource- package (q.v.)

Language: Stata
Requires: Stata version 10.1, rsource package and R
Keywords: standardized differences; biases; stratification (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2008-12-24, Revised 2009-01-23
Note: This module should be installed from within Stata by typing "ssc install xbalance". The module is made available under terms of the GPL v3 ( Windows users should not attempt to download these files with a web browser.
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