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RE: st: creating dummy variables out of categorical variables


From   "Howrey, Bret T." <bthowrey@UTMB.EDU>
To   "'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: creating dummy variables out of categorical variables
Date   Wed, 16 Jul 2008 10:06:18 -0500

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Doesn't -xi:- do the same thing?
bret

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Richard Goldstein
Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2008 10:04 AM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: creating dummy variables out of categorical variables

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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