Monday, February 20, 2006

st: predicting billion songs countdown

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Has anyone attempted to use Stata to predict Apple's billion songs countdown? They have a counter going online at their site. The billionth song buyer gets a prize.

I don't know if the online pace reflects real point of sales timing and I also suspect that its current pace would accelerate closer to the target (I did not find any prior curves or information on their prior contests). I thought this would be an interest teaching exercise.

What Stata commands would be used for this kind of prediction? I've not done time series analysis, but was curious.

-Dave * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/


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