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st: RE: RE: RE: RE: marginal coding of dummy varaible

From   "Maarten Buis" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: RE: RE: RE: marginal coding of dummy varaible
Date   Thu, 27 Apr 2006 16:06:07 +0200

Easier, and thus less error prone is to use the -lincom- command, see
example below:

*------------------------begin example-----------------------------
sysuse auto, clear
recode rep78 1=2 /*category 1 is so small that I combined it with category 2*/

xi3: logit foreign e.rep78 /*combining xi3 with the e prefix is an easy way
                             to get the coding scheme you want*/

lincom -1*(_b[_Irep78_3] + _b[_Irep78_4] + _b[_Irep78_5])
*------------end example----------


Maarten L. Buis
Department of Social Research Methodology 
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 
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1081 HV Amsterdam 
The Netherlands

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----- Valérie Jooste wrote:  
> Could you please confirm if I'm right by then calculating
> SE(_b[group1]) using the property of variance :
> var(X2+X3+X4+X5)=var(X2)+var(X3)+var(X4)+2covar(X2X3)+2covar(X2X4)
> +2covar(X2X5)+2covar(X3X4)+2covar(X3X5)+2covar(X4X5)

---- Valérie Jooste also wrote:
> OOOps I forgot +var(X5) in formula


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