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


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: RE: Converting a continuous var into a binary var
Date   Tue, 7 Jul 2009 17:52:12 +0100

I am happy that any Stata Journal columns of mine are useful, but that
really wasn't the point I was making. Dichotomising continuous variables
throws away information. Usually that's a bad, or at least a dubious,
idea. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Pancho Villa

On Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 9:35 AM, Nick Cox<n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote:

> That aside, the mechanics of how to do this have been thoroughly
> ventilated, but its meaning has not been.

Yes, I'm reading the column on *for*, which seems like written with me
in mind.  I'm one of those who've postponed learning about macros,
etc.


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