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Re: st: creating dummy variables out of categorical variables


From   Richard Goldstein <richgold@ix.netcom.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: creating dummy variables out of categorical variables
Date   Wed, 16 Jul 2008 11:03:38 -0400

Look at the help for tabulate (one way)

you will see that you can go
	ta catvar, gen(dummy)

to get a set of dummies

Rich

Murali Kuchibhotla wrote:
Hello,
I am trying to create dummy variables from a categorical variable that takes values from 1-9.Is there a quick and convenient way of doing this? My current option, which involves doing a series of "generate dummyi= (catvar==i)" seems tedious. Thanks.

Murali
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