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Re: st: playing with coefficients


From   Chiara Mussida <cmussida@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: playing with coefficients
Date   Fri, 23 Mar 2012 16:26:57 +0100

ok,
therefore if I already have a dummy and I want to use it in my
independent variables set, e.g. child (=1 for the presence of child, 0
otherwise), I put in my
reg of lwage, do I use i.child?

On 23/03/2012, Richard Williams <richardwilliams.ndu@gmail.com> wrote:
> At 10:08 AM 3/23/2012, Chiara Mussida wrote:
>>I got it: for categorical variable c.namevariable, and for dummy
>>variables? or continuous variable?
>
> c.var means var is continuous; i.var means var is categorical and
> Stata will, in effect, make dummy variables out of it.
>
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Chiara Mussida
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Doctoral school of Economic Policy
Catholic University, Piacenza (Italy)
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