Create dummy variable
Dummy variables are often used in regression analysis. Such variables need to be numerical and take the values 0 and 1.
This example shows how to make the dummy variable
male. First, all values are set to 0. The commando
replace then replaces the value 0 with 1 where the variable
sex takes the value ‘1’.
//Connect to databank require no.ssb.fdb:1 as fdb1 create-dataset demografidata import fdb1/BEFOLKNING_KJOENN as sex //Make a dummy variable for male derived from sex generate male = 0 replace male = 1 if sex == '1'