AW: st: RE: Converting a continuous var into a binary var

 From "Martin Weiss" To Subject AW: st: RE: Converting a continuous var into a binary var Date Tue, 7 Jul 2009 00:14:14 +0200

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So here is the code w/o line delimiters as I suspect they do cause problems
for some list users. Beginners might also be disappointed when pasting these
line delimiters interactively and getting error messages...

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clear*
set obs 10000

gen x=rnormal()
centile x, ce(10)
local p10x=`r(c_1)'

gen z=rnormal()
centile z, ce(10)
local p10z=`r(c_1)'

* get indicator y
gen byte y=!(x<=`p10x' & z <= `p10z')
replace y=2 if x>`p10x' & z < `p10z'
replace y=3 if x>`p10x' & z > `p10z'

* check
su x z, det
table y, c(min x max x min z max z freq) row
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HTH
Martin

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Betreff: Re: st: RE: Converting a continuous var into a binary var

On Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 4:15 PM, Martin Weiss<martin.weiss1@gmx.de> wrote:
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> Am I right that for y=2 the z value does not matter at all? That is what I
> take away from your description of the problem...

Oops, the last line was supposed to be:

y = 3 if x > 10th percentile of x & z > 10th percentile of z
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