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


From   "Laura R." <laura.roh@googlemail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st:the disadvantage of using -xi- to create indicators for categorical variables
Date   Fri, 17 Dec 2010 08:43:33 +0100

As far as I know, with -xi- the reference category is chosen
automatically, wich might be a disadvantage.

Laura

2010/12/17 Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>:
> --- 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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> Germany
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