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st: RE: the impute command


From   "TELHAJ Shqiponje" <S.Telhaj@staffs.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: the impute command
Date   Wed, 19 May 2004 16:35:40 +0100

I think that the impute command works only for continous variables. If
you want to base your imputation on the determinsitic regression
technique, you would perhaps need to use  a -probit- command.

Shqiponja 
 
 
 


-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Bozick [mailto:robertbozick@hotmail.com] 
Sent: 19 May 2004 15:56
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: the impute command


Hello -

I have a few questions concerning the impute command.

I am trying to impute values to a dichotomous variable coded 1 if 
individuals were employed and 0 if they were not.

First, does the impute command treat all the predictor variables in the
same 
way that a regression command does?  More specifically, if I am using a
set 
of dummy variables, do I omit one category?  I ask this because I was
doing 
some test runs and I included ALL variables in the impute command and it
did 
not give me the message "variable was dropped due to collinearity."

Second, is there a way to specify the impute command to round imputed
values 
either to 1 or 0 depending on the prediction (e.g. predicted values 0 -
.49 
become 0 and values .50-1 become 1)  ?

Thanks!
Robert

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