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Re: st:the disadvantage of using -xi- to create indicators for categorical variables


From   Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st:the disadvantage of using -xi- to create indicators for categorical variables
Date   Fri, 17 Dec 2010 07:35:47 +0000 (GMT)

--- On Thu, 16/12/10, Amanda Fu wrote:
> I am curious: can some one here share how you decide to
> decide to use -xi- or not to run a regression with lot
> of categorical variables interactions?

I only used -xi- for a preliminary analysis when I was in 
a hurry. Otherwise I prefered to create my own dummies
and interactions. Now I am slowly warming to Stata's new
factor variable notation, see: -help factor variable-, 
and I see no use for -xi- at all.

--maarten

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Maarten L. Buis
Institut fuer Soziologie
Universitaet Tuebingen
Wilhelmstrasse 36
72074 Tuebingen
Germany

http://www.maartenbuis.nl
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