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Re: st: Automatic mean-centering?
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by Ben Jann
> 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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