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st: Mean centering

From   "Narayanan, Sowmya Sriram" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: Mean centering
Date   Tue, 4 Oct 2005 23:34:09 -0400

Hi Statalist: 

I have a very elementry question on mean centering. I have a set of
ordinal variables (From 1 to 5). However my data is skewed to the right
i.e. i have a lot more of 3, 4 and 5, absolutely no 1's and also very
few 2's. Can these values be mean centered using the standard commands
to mean center continuous data. What are the likely problems with doing


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