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re: st: Generating dummies with xi


From   "Airey, David C" <david.airey@vanderbilt.edu>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   re: st: Generating dummies with xi
Date   Mon, 11 Apr 2011 08:07:05 -0500

.

-help xi- gives you the noomit option.

-tabulate x, generate()- is another way to create indicator variables.
-egen x, group(a b)- can be useful.

Stata 11 has factor variables now.

See -help xi- or -help fvvarlist-.

> Dear all Stata users,
> I just discovered the command xi to generate dummies, but I also
> noticed that by default it omits one of the values. This is obvious on
> one hand, but on the other hand, does anyone of you knows a way to
> tell Stata to generate dummies for all groups and to omit none of
> them?
> 
> Thank to all of you in advance,
> Regards,
> Emanuele.

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