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Re: st: Data structure


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Data structure
Date   Sun, 17 Jun 2012 02:07:10 +0100

It's best considered as continuous, in my view.

It's likely that Poisson regression will make good sense, however. See
http://blog.stata.com/2011/08/22/use-poisson-rather-than-regress-tell-a-friend/

On Sun, Jun 17, 2012 at 1:56 AM, ming li <limingnancy.pku@gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm working on a paper about people's donation behavior after an
> earthquake. Most of the dependent variable (total amount donated)
> clusters at values like 50, 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, etc. I think this
> is largely caused by currency values. Therefore it seems not
> appropriate to treat it as a continuous variable. Do you have any
> suggestions about what should I do when dealing with such kind of
> data?
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