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st: Automatic mean-centering?
I'm interested in re-running old models by mean-centering all my
continuous variables for comparison, as well as obtaining meaningful
intercept values. At the same time, I wish to include dummy variables
which, for obvious reasons, would not be mean-centered.
Now I know how to do this manually, as we all do:
. gen splodge = spludge-100
where 100 is the mean of SPLUDGE. But I'm interested to know if there's a
quicker way, especially if I have a _lot_ of continuous variables to
Having explored the help files for -xi- and Mitchell and Ender's -xi3-
(which IS downloadable via SSC, unlike -renvars-!), neither routine
automatically creates mean-centered variables. Searching -findit- _and_
the archive turned up nothing and nothing relevant respectively.
If anyone has any ideas, I'd be keen to hear them. Ta!
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