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David Backer <dabacker@umich.edu> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
Re: st: Wish List for margins |

Date |
Wed, 1 Sep 2010 01:05:18 -0400 (EDT) |

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If it matters any, I am using Stata 10. On Tue, 31 Aug 2010, Richard Williams wrote:

I'm forcing myself to use the -margins- command and I am starting to like andunderstand it better. Some things I'd like to see (or else maybe somebody cantell me how to do them already):* I'd like a -discrete- option that would tell margins to treat a 0/1dichotomy as a dichotomy. This would make margins more useful with olderuser-written commands (like mine) that do not currently support the use offactor variables.* Perhaps the syntax would be tricky, but I am a little surprised there isn'ta generate option. The old adjust command has one. You might want to see,say, what the predicted probability for a case is given the values you havefixed using the -at- option.* As far as I can tell, marginal effects after multiple-outcome commands arestill clunky to generate. You have to give a separate margins command foreach outcome. I wish margins acted like the user-written mfx2 and margeffcommands, generating all the marginal effects for every outcome with a singlecommand.* Like I've said before, I wish the old adjust and mfx commands had beenupdated for Stata 11. One thing they would need added is an -asobserved-option, which is the default for margins. At 50 pages, the manual entry formargins is a little daunting. I think it would be easier to understand ifthere were simpler commands that focused on specific tasks.------------------------------------------- Richard Williams, Notre Dame Dept of Sociology OFFICE: (574)631-6668, (574)631-6463 HOME: (574)289-5227 EMAIL: Richard.A.Williams.5@ND.Edu WWW: http://www.nd.edu/~rwilliam * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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