Calculation of standard deviation in stochastic simulation
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Calculation of standard deviation in stochastic simulation
When you do a stochastic simulation, you can get confidence limits and a standard deviation series. How are these calculated?

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Re: Calculation of standard deviation in stochastic simulati
Confidence interval is based on standard deviation. Standard deviation is simply calculated in the normal way from the simulation results.
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Re: Calculation of standard deviation in stochastic simulati
Sorry, you will have to pretend I am especially dense here (not hard to do, really). What is the "normal" way? Is that the sample standard deviation for a given period just the standard formula calculated for the observations for all the simulations in that period? I just want to be sure I understand.

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Re: Calculation of standard deviation in stochastic simulati
At each observation of the solve, calculate the standard deviation of the simulated solution values. So you're not calculating a standard deviation across time periods, rather across stochastic solves.
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Re: Calculation of standard deviation in stochastic simulati
Thanks, Gareth. I think we are saying the same thing (you are confirming what I thought). We are working on getting the confidence limits directly from the simulations (e.g.), picking out the 97.5th highest and lowest simulation) rather than using the calculated standard deviations.

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Re: Calculation of standard deviation in stochastic simulati
To be more concrete:
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create(page=page1) d5 1990 1991
rndseed 1
series y=nrnd
series x=nrnd
equation eq1.ls y c x
eq1.makemodel(m)
m.stochastic(p=page2)
m.solve(s=s)
show y_0s
pageselect page2
series sd = @stdevpsby(y_0, @obsid)
show sd
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