[R] Finding a mean value of a variable holding a dummy variable fixed

From: Alexander Ovodenko <ovodenko_at_princeton.edu>
Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2008 21:47:13 -0400


I have time-series data on approval ratings of British Prime Ministers. The prime ministers dating from MacMillan onward till today are coded as dummy variables and the approval ratings are entered for each month. I want to know the mean value of the approval rating of each Prime Minister in the dataset and the approval rating during his/her first month and last month as PM. What R code should I enter for these data? In other words, I want hold the dummy corresponding to each Prime Minister fixed at value one and know the first rating that PM has, the last rating s/he has, and the mean rating s/he has. Thanks.

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