{smcl} {* 5may2005}{...} {hline} help for {hi:gausshermite}{right:Jean-Benoit Hardouin} {hline} {title:Estimation of integrals using Gauss Hermite quadratures} {p 8 14 2}{cmd:gausshermite} {it:function} , {cmdab:s:igma}({it:#}) {cmd:mu}({it:#}) {cmdab:n:odes}({it:#}) {cmdab:d:isplay} {title:Description} {p 4 4 2}{cmd:gausshermite} estimate the integrals of the form f(x)g(x/mu,sigma) on all the reals where g(x/mu,sigma) is the gaussian distribution function with mean mu and variance sigma^2. {title:Options} {p 4 4 2}{it:function} define f(x). For example, if f(x)=x^2, {it:function} is x^2. It is necessary to use x for the variable of integration. {p 4 4 2}{cmd:mu} define the mean of x (0 by default). {p 4 4 2}{cmd:sigma} define the standard deviation of x (1 by default). {p 4 4 2}{cmd:nodes} define the number of quadrature nodes (12 by default). {p 4 4 2}{cmd:display} allow to automatically display the estimation. {p 4 4 2}Note that the quadrature nodes and the associated weights are computed using the {cmd:ghquadm} Stata command. Find this command with {stata findit ghquadm:findit ghquadm}. {title:Example} {cmd:. gausshermite x^2} {cmd:. gausshermite x^4+exp(x)-2, sigma(1.5) mu(-.4) d n(10)} {title:Outputs} {p 4 4 2}The estimated value of the integral is saved in {cmd:r(int)}. {title:Author} {p 4 8 2}Jean-Benoit Hardouin, Regional Health Observatory (ORS) - 1, rue Porte Madeleine - BP 2439 - 45032 Orleans Cedex 1 - France. You can contact the author at {browse "mailto:jean-benoit.hardouin@orscentre.org":jean-benoit.hardouin@orscentre.org} and visit the websites {browse "http://anaqol.free.fr":AnaQol} and {browse "http://freeirt.free.fr":FreeIRT}