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Re: st: factor analysis w/ categorical vars. in STATA
Date sent: Sun, 22 Aug 2004 17:32:34 -0400
Subject: st: factor analysis w/ categorical vars. in STATA
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> Dear Statalist people,
> I used a Principal Components Analyses with STATA to construct a
> wealth index. I know I can't use categorical variables with this
> method, and I am wondering if STATA has a way to handle factor
> analysis with categorical variables?
will tell you about Stas Kolenikov's package. It will do principal
components analysis on ordinal variables, which may be what you need.
Hope this helps.
> I'd appreciate any help!
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