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 Judy Black posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 12:33 am
Dear Drs.Muthen,

I am going to examine a predictor of the latent class. But this predictor is a categorical variable. Is it still possible to use this command "Auxiliary = X (r3step)"?

Thanks!
 Jon Heron posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 1:55 am
Yes, but you'll need to turn your predictor into a set of binary dummy variables
 Judy Black posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 7:15 am
Hi Jon,

Thanks for reply. Suppose X has 3 categories. What commands can I use to turn X into binary dummy variables in Mplus?

Kind regards
 Bengt O. Muthen posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 1:26 pm
You have to create the dummy variables - no option in Mplus for automatically doing this.
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