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st: RE: detecting a dropped variable programatically
You could use -_rmcoll- before the regression command is issued to find the
gen p2 = price
local vars "price weight trunk p2"
local vars2 = r(varlist)
local dropped_var : list vars - vars2
reg mpg `vars2'
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> I am writing a program that runs through potentially tens of thousands
> of regressions. During this evaluation, I sometimes end up with
> collinear variables. (Not really, but very nearly collinear, and so
> numerically stata ends up thinking they are.) I know that I can look
> thru the e(V) matrix looking for a value of zero on the diagonal. But
> doing this for every regression means another loop inside the main loop
> that may run tens of thousands of times.
> Does anyone know of a way to detect a dropped variable without a loop?
> What would be nice is if the regression routine would return an
> indicator of a dropped variable. But I dont see this, nor any obvious
> way to find it based on the return values except for searching thru
> e(V). Any ideas appreciated.
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