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Re: st: Stata 13 wishlist


From   Jeph Herrin <stata@spandrel.net>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Stata 13 wishlist
Date   Fri, 04 Jan 2013 14:39:38 -0500

Factor variables: tables which include factor variables should use value labels (if they exist) to label the factors.

Often, I avoid using factor variables in models because the resulting output can be difficult to read. For instance, if -country- is an integer variable with labels denoting countries,

 regress y i.country

produces a table with a list of numbers for covariate names instead of the corresponding names of the countries. This has to be remapped manually back to the labels (right?). So I often generate my own dummies on the fly just so I can easily read (and share) the output.

Notably, I have to rerun with factor variables if I want to use -margins- afterwards, which indicates perhaps another feature that could be added to Stata 13.

cheers,
Jeph






On 1/2/2013 9:25 AM, Airey, David C wrote:
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Markdown to HTML as in R knitr/mardown in RStudio + Pandoc
SEM additions along the lines of Mplus 7
Nonlinear mixed effects models





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