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st: re: factor variables and mim

From   Kit Baum <>
Subject   st: re: factor variables and mim
Date   Sat, 8 Aug 2009 07:57:16 -0400

Alan said

Factor variables is terrific but ... it seems not to work with mim.

mim is a user-written program published in the Stata Journal. All user- written programs must be revised if they are to make use of factor variables in their varlists. This was done this week, for instance, for -estout- (Ben Jann, on SSC). Just as programs must include the 'ts' argument in their -syntax varlist- statement if they are to use time-series operators in their - varlist-, they must now include the -fv- argument in order to use factor variables. But they must then parse the factor variables, as each factor variable name stands for a list of items (and with interactions, perhaps quite a long list of items).

Kit Baum   |   Boston College Economics & DIW Berlin   |
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