Power transformation via multivariate Box-Cox

Charles Lindsey, Simon Sheather

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We present a new Stata estimation program, mboxcox, that computes the normalizing scaled power transformations for a set of variables. The multivariate Box-Cox method (defined in Velilla, 1993, Statistics and Probability Letters 17: 259-263; used in Weisberg, 2005, Applied Linear Regression [Wiley]) is used to determine the transformations. We demonstrate using a generated example and a real dataset.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-81
Number of pages13
JournalStata Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2010


  • Boxcox
  • Mbctrans
  • Mboxcox
  • Regress
  • St0184

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics (miscellaneous)


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