Thursday, November 16, 2006

Dummy variables

For the 60 months, values of the variable would thus be: 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0. Such values can be entered into a regression programme, included in a multiple regression equation and treated just like any other normal variable.
R. L. Thomas, Using Statistics in Economics

Maths is dumb..

7 comments:

  1. mathsucks4me211:53 PM

    Hmm sounds like you have a head for math, can u teach me some math? my math sucks :(( maybe a beautiful teacher like u can make me love math ... :D i expect so aww

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  2. mathsucks4m212:00 AM

    But well, maybe when you are telling me math i might try to be very hardworking for impressing my beautiful blue eyed teacher,so that she will think positive about me :)) and relax and think about her when i go home and concentrate on my studies so as to keep on effecting u with my performance in math

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  3. mathsucks4me212:06 AM

    Hmm ok, so well study well for your exams and afterwards i want you to teach me all of your math knowledge the best way of learning something is sometimes comes with teaching it ,hmmm and maybe i can teach you flirting then eheheh

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  4. How can you teach something with which you seem to fail at utterly anyway?

    Yay for binaries.

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  5. http://nickciske.com/tools/binary.php

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  6. Oh no... no, they're not binaries.

    They're just some sort of answers from a study.

    Like if the question is "does it rain?" and the variables are "yes" and "no", then you can say 1 is yes, and 0 is no.

    Instead of actually saying 'yes or no' they just write a number. So that you have to know everything about the study to make sense of it.

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  7. OH.

    Oh, okay. They're not binaries. They're booleans. Well, kind of. Booleans make 1 = true(or yes, in this case) and 0 = false(or no).

    I used them a lot in computer sciences, way back in the day before I took up journalism. I haven't a damn clue what a regression programme is though. Sounds like some kind of eugenics concentration camp.

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