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DUMMIESLAB: Stata module to convert categorical variable to dummy variables using label names


  • Philippe Van Kerm

    () (CEPS/INSTEAD, Differdange)

  • Nicholas J. Cox

    () (Durham University)


dummieslab generates a set of dummy variables from a categorical variable. One dummy variable is created for each level of the original variable. Names for the dummy variables are derived from the value labels of the categorical variable.

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  • Philippe Van Kerm & Nicholas J. Cox, 2004. "DUMMIESLAB: Stata module to convert categorical variable to dummy variables using label names," Statistical Software Components S445901, Boston College Department of Economics, revised 04 Sep 2010.
  • Handle: RePEc:boc:bocode:s445901 Note: This module should be installed from within Stata by typing "ssc install dummieslab". Windows users should not attempt to download these files with a web browser.

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    categorical; indicator; dummy variables; labels;


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