CV2: Stata module to calculate the coefficient of variation for variables
Lorenz Graf-Vlachy ()
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Lorenz Graf-Vlachy: University of Passau
Statistical Software Components from Boston College Department of Economics
cv2 automates the trivial task of calculating the coefficient of variation (CV) for each of a given list of variables. The CV is a measure of dispersion of a variable. It is defined as the variable's standard deviation divided by the mean. The CV is independent of the units of measurement and of the magnitude of the data. Consequently, it can be used to compare the variability of different variables. Of two variables, the variable with the smaller CV is less dispersed than the variable with the larger CV.
Requires: Stata version 9
Keywords: coefficient of variation; descriptive statstics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Note: This module should be installed from within Stata by typing "ssc install cv2". The module is made available under terms of the GPL v3 (https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.txt). Windows users should not attempt to download these files with a web browser.
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