# Re: st: interaction between two continuous variables

 From Jeffrey Simons <[email protected]> To [email protected] Subject Re: st: interaction between two continuous variables Date Thu, 21 Sep 2006 07:17:46 -0500

The sslope routine which is available in the ssc archives will calculate simple slopes, their significance, and plot them.

Subject: st: interaction between two continuous variables

Hi,

I have the following model y continuous , x1 x2 continuous

I do a regression with

reg y cx1 cx2 cx1*cx2

with
cx1= x1 -mean (x1)
cx2= x2 -mean (x2)

both the paramters of cx1 and cx2 are signficants , which mean that the
slope of x2 is signficant for x1=mean (x1)

the paramter of cx1*cx2 is also signficant

How to interpret the parameter of cx1*cx2 ?

My first interpretation is that there are at least two values of x1 ,
where

the slopes of x2 are not parallels

but how to know, that the slope of x2 for a given value of x1=a is
signficant?

like using a lincom command

Thanks

Sami

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