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Roger Harbord <Roger.Harbord@bristol.ac.uk> |

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Subject |
RE: st: how to make xi dummies inherit labels |

Date |
Thu, 03 Oct 2002 11:22:49 +0100 |

What I was really after in the end was similar to the output of e.g.

. xi: logistic y i.x

. reformat, eform

- but with the coefficients labelled using the value labels assigned to x.

-desmat- does achieve this, but I had a couple of different problems when I tried -desmat-:

1) It takes over 2 minutes to run the first univariable logistic regression with -desmat- on my data , when -xi- is seemingly instant. May be connected to the fact that my dataset has 1100 variables (and 2400 observations). Much quicker subsequently though, even run on different variables.

2) I can't see how to get -desmat- to exponentiate the coefficients (to give odds ratios with logistic regression) when used as a command prefix:

. desmat: logistic y i.x

gives the same output as:

. desmat: logit y i.x

- and there's no -eform- option as there is with -outreg- and -reformat-.

Also I think -reformat- or -outreg- give me more flexibility in deciding what I want in the output, so I don't need to do so much work on the output before I present it to my client, which is ultimately my aim.

In conclusion i'll probably use Nick's 'canned solution' for transferring value labels to variable labels of dummies, in combination with -reformat- or -outreg-. But maybe it would be nice if there was an option for -xi- to tell it to inherit the labels in this way. Put that on the wish list for Stata 8...

Roger.

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Roger Harbord mailto:roger.harbord@bristol.ac.uk

Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol

--On 03 October 2002 09:33 +0100 Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote:

John Hendrickx-desmat- will do this. Try -ssc describe desmat-I tried -desmat- after my posting. I couldn't see that it did quite this. Example: ---------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------- log: C:\Stata7\desmat.log log type: text opened on: 3 Oct 2002, 09:30:21 . u auto (1978 Automobile Data) . desmat : regress mpg foreign ---------------------------------------------------------------------- --------- regress ---------------------------------------------------------------------- --------- < snip > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- --------- nr Effect Coeff s.e. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- --------- foreign 1 Foreign 4.946** 1.362 2 _cons 19.827** 0.743 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- --------- * p < .05 ** p < .01 . d _x_1 storage display value variable name type format label variable label ---------------------------------------------------------------------- --------- _x_1 byte %8.0g foreign==1 . tab foreign Car type | Freq. Percent Cum. ------------+----------------------------------- Domestic | 52 70.27 70.27 Foreign | 22 29.73 100.00 ------------+----------------------------------- Total | 74 100.00 That is, the variables created do not inherit value labels, which I understood be what Roger wanted. Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk * * 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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**Follow-Ups**:**RE: st: how to make xi dummies inherit labels***From:*John Hendrickx <john_hendrickx@yahoo.com>

**References**:**RE: st: how to make xi dummies inherit labels***From:*"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

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