BMisc includes miscellaneous functions for working with panel data, quantiles, and printing results.
You can install BMisc from github with:
# install.packages("devtools") devtools::install_github("bcallaway11/BMisc")
or from CRAN with:
One of the most useful functions in the
BMisc package is
makeDist which takes a vector of observations and turns them into a distribution function.
Another useful function is the
makeBalancedPanel function which drops observations from a panel dataset which are not available in all time periods.
id <- rep(seq(1,100,1),2) ## individual ids for setting up a two period panel t <- rep(seq(1,2),100) ## time periods y <- rnorm(200) ## outcomes dta <- data.frame(id=id, t=t, y=y) ## make into data frame dta <- dta[-7,] ## drop the 7th row from the dataset (which creates an unbalanced panel) nrow(dta) #>  199 dta <- makeBalancedPanel(dta, idname="id", tname="t") nrow(dta) ## now all the observations with missing data in any period are dropped #>  198