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st: RE: Anova with string variables

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: Anova with string variables
Date   Sun, 24 Nov 2002 15:35:27 -0000

Ricardo Ovaldia
> It is unfoutunate (and strange) that -anova- does not
> accept string variables as factors. String variables
> first need to be -encoded-. This is okay, except that
> -anova,regress- does not display the value lables from
> -encode- so unless you keep track of how the variable
> was encoded one can not interpret the output. Is there
> a way to display the output displaying the value
> labels?  

I agree with you largely. The generic difficulty 
is that -anova, regress- will show not any 
value labels, even truncated, and I don't 
know a work-around. 

FWIW, that code has been in Stata a very 
long time. That may help explain -- but 
not justify -- the state of affairs. 


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