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st: RE: Continuous vs discrete variables.


From   adiallo5@worldbank.org
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: RE: Continuous vs discrete variables.
Date   Fri, 20 Jan 2006 10:32:31 -0500


Maarten wrote:


                                                                                 
                                                                                 
                                                                                 
 > Amadou:                                                                       
 > If your discrete variable is consists of zeros and                            
 > ones, than you usually don't have to. If one                                  
 > variable distinguishes between more than two                                  
 > groups, than you can use -xi- prefix.                                         
                                                                                 
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Dear Maarten,

Thanks for answering. Actually, I am not in a regression or summarizing context.
I have a huge dataset and would like, among other things, to know which
variables
are dummies, which are categorical (more than two but countable modalities),
which
are discrete type (1,2,3,...) and which are continuous. I want to place each
group in
local macros for future use.
Cheers.
Amadou.


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