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RE: st: -MVNP- Coefficient Estimates. How to standardize coefficients?


From   Roy Wada <roywada@hotmail.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: -MVNP- Coefficient Estimates. How to standardize coefficients?
Date   Thu, 11 Jun 2009 19:06:52 -0700

 
Use -egen newvar=std(oldvar)- to standarize it before you run your 
regression.
 
It's curious that people's don't know/use this function in order 
to obtain standarized coefficients.
 
Roy

>
> My question concerns the scaling of coefficients. I have used the
> program on non-standardized explanatory variables and need to convert
> the resulting coeffients to standardized coefficients, that is, the
> coefficients that would have resulted if all variables had been
> standardized (ie. sd=1). How would you suggest doing this conversion?
>
> Best,
>
> R Maltev
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