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# st: Re: xtmixed with log-transfered dependent variable: back to non-log on margins and marginsplot

 From "Joseph Coveney" To Subject st: Re: xtmixed with log-transfered dependent variable: back to non-log on margins and marginsplot Date Wed, 17 Apr 2013 11:06:31 +0900

```Wensheng Sun wrote:

tried "margins" command, it seems not work. Please fix it for me. Thanks.

[snip]

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You could try something like that below.

If a variable is not a factor variable (that is, if it is not included in the
model with the i.variable notation*), then it is considered by Stata to be a
continuous variable.  So, despite its being coded 0/1, _I_girl_1 is considered
by Stata to be a continuous variable.

-margins- requires its first arguments to be factor variables--variables that
were in the model as i.variable.  Because _I_girl_1 is a continuous variable and
not a factor variable, you must treat it as a continuous variable when you refer
to it with -margins-.

Joseph Coveney

*-anova- and -manova- are notable exceptions.

[Model fitting omitted for brevity.  To see it, look at my most recent post in

. margins , at(_Igirl_1 = (0 1) age = (0(0.5)2.5))
Warning: cannot perform check for estimable functions.

Predictive margins                                Number of obs   =        198
Model VCE    : OIM

Expression   : predict()

1._at        : age             =           0
_Igirl_1        =           0

2._at        : age             =           0
_Igirl_1        =           1

3._at        : age             =          .5
_Igirl_1        =           0

4._at        : age             =          .5
_Igirl_1        =           1

5._at        : age             =           1
_Igirl_1        =           0

6._at        : age             =           1
_Igirl_1        =           1

7._at        : age             =         1.5
_Igirl_1        =           0

8._at        : age             =         1.5
_Igirl_1        =           1

9._at        : age             =           2
_Igirl_1        =           0

10._at       : age             =           2
_Igirl_1        =           1

11._at       : age             =         2.5
_Igirl_1        =           0

12._at       : age             =         2.5
_Igirl_1        =           1

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
|            Delta-method
|     Margin   Std. Err.      z    P>|z|     [95% Conf. Interval]
-------------+----------------------------------------------------------------
_at |
1  |   1.828415    .042767    42.75   0.000     1.744593    1.912237
2  |    1.74101    .029594    58.83   0.000     1.683007    1.799013
3  |    1.99406   .0351737    56.69   0.000     1.925121    2.062999
4  |   1.906655   .0277658    68.67   0.000     1.852235    1.961075
5  |   2.159704   .0286555    75.37   0.000     2.103541    2.215868
6  |   2.072299   .0290146    71.42   0.000     2.015432    2.129167
7  |   2.325349   .0241011    96.48   0.000     2.278112    2.372586
8  |   2.237944   .0329929    67.83   0.000     2.173279    2.302609
9  |   2.490994   .0227236   109.62   0.000     2.446456    2.535531
10  |   2.403589   .0388715    61.83   0.000     2.327402    2.479775
11  |   2.656638   .0250527   106.04   0.000     2.607536    2.705741
12  |   2.569233   .0459263    55.94   0.000     2.479219    2.659247
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