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RE: st: xi3 and multilevel commands


From   "Verkuilen, Jay" <JVerkuilen@gc.cuny.edu>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: xi3 and multilevel commands
Date   Thu, 7 Feb 2008 13:48:27 -0500

Dave Airy wrote:

>>>It would be nice if Stata was a little more sophisticated than xi.  
Making xi3 official and supported would be a good start. Better would  
be to have capability matching the R factor and ordered factor  
features. In R you simply designate a variable to be treated as a  
factor, set contrast type, and away you go.<<<

Totally agree! This would be of great help both in research and,
especially, teaching. It would remove one of the big "why do I have to
dummy code everything?" whinges that students reared on SPSS have. 

Jay

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