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Re: st: Statistical/Stata question


From   Jose Maria Pacheco de Souza <jmpsouza@usp.br>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Statistical/Stata question
Date   Wed, 18 Feb 2004 13:11:08 -0300

Constantine Daskalakis wrote:
At 08:26 PM 2/17/2004, Jose Maria wrote:

Dear Statalisters:
I think it is more of a statistical question, but may I ask it:
If I have a categorical variable  (letīs say with 4 categories) and ...
Sorry if it is a silly question.
Regards,
Jose Maria
It isn't silly at all.
In effect, you are forcing the first two categories (1 and 2) to have exactly the same odds (probability) for the event. In other words,...

Dears Constantine, Richard and Kieran:
Thank you very much. Your kindness and clear explanations are an example of some of the several reasons to be a user of Stata.
Regards,
Jose Maria

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