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CENTER: Stata module to center (or standardize) variables


  • Ben Jann

    (University of Bern)

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center centers variables to have zero sample mean (and, optionally, unit sample variance). center is byable and may also be used for quasi-demeaning.

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  • Ben Jann, 2004. "CENTER: Stata module to center (or standardize) variables," Statistical Software Components S4444102, Boston College Department of Economics, revised 13 Apr 2017.
  • Handle: RePEc:boc:bocode:s444102
    Note: This module should be installed from within Stata by typing "ssc install center". The module is made available under terms of the GPL v3 ( Windows users should not attempt to download these files with a web browser.

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    centering; demeaning; z-score; Stata;
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