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Re: st: i. ?


From   Hind Sbihi <sbihi@interchange.ubc.ca>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: i. ?
Date   Thu, 10 Jul 2008 12:39:53 -0700 (PDT)

Hi Jennifer, 

You probably have something along this line
xi: xtlogit  outcome i.predictor1 i.predictor2

if this is the case, this is a way to indicate to Stata that predictors 1 and 2 are categorical variables.

note that xtlogit is just a hypothetical example here, 

Hope this helps
Hind 

-----Original Message-----

> Date: Thu Jul 10 12:35:24 PDT 2008
> From: "Solorzano, Jenniffer" <jenniffers@IADB.ORG>
> Subject: st: i. ?
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>
> Hi!
> 
> Somebody knows what does it mean "i.variable name"? What does it mean i.
> before the name of a variable?. I'm trying to run a instrumental
> variable regression and I'm trying to understand a do-file somebody gave
> me.
> 
> Thanks  
> 
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