## What is Stata Gen?

You create a new variable in Stata using the generate command, usually abbreviated gen. You can change the value of an existing variable using replace. Since replace can destroy data, it has no abbreviation. The basic syntax is the same for both commands: gen variable=something.

## What is backward stepwise regression?

Backward Stepwise Regression. BACKWARD STEPWISE REGRESSION is a stepwise regression approach that begins with a full (saturated) model and at each step gradually eliminates variables from the regression model to find a reduced model that best explains the data. Also known as Backward Elimination regression.

**What is the difference between Gen and Egen?**

generate is a fast internal command. egen is being parsed by Stata, and you can write extensions to it using Stata ado-code. You cannot do that with generate .

### What is float data Stata?

For example, float variable type data will be stored with a 7-digit level of accuracy. This means that Stata will not round a number stored as a float type, as long as the number is 7 total digits or fewer. If precision is needed past the 7- digit limit, however, the “double” storage type should be used.

### Can stepwise regression be used for logistic regression?

Stepwise logistic regression consists of automatically selecting a reduced number of predictor variables for building the best performing logistic regression model. Read more at Chapter @ref(stepwise-regression). This chapter describes how to compute the stepwise logistic regression in R.

**What does Egen group do in Stata?**

The Stata command egen, which stands for extended generation, is used to create variables that require some additional function in order to be generated. Examples of these function include taking the mean, discretizing a continuous variable, and counting how many from a set of variables have missing values.

## What are the types of data in Stata?

The default data storage type for Stata is “float.” Also note that byte, int, and long storage types can only hold integers, whereas float and double are floating point data storage types. Another difference between the various numerical data storage types is in their levels of precision.

## When should you use stepwise regression?

When Is Stepwise Regression Appropriate? Stepwise regression is an appropriate analysis when you have many variables and you’re interested in identifying a useful subset of the predictors. In Minitab, the standard stepwise regression procedure both adds and removes predictors one at a time.

**What are the disadvantages of stepwise regression?**

The principal drawbacks of stepwise multiple regression include bias in parameter estimation, inconsistencies among model selection algorithms, an inherent (but often overlooked) problem of multiple hypothesis testing, and an inappropriate focus or reliance on a single best model.

### What is Rowtotal Stata?

rowtotal(varlist) [ , missing ] may not be combined with by. It creates the (row) sum of the variables in varlist, treating missing values as 0. If missing is specified and all values in varlist are missing for an observation, newvar is set to missing.