Re: [R] Discretize continous variables....

From: Johannes Huesing <>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2008 00:16:29 +0200

Frank E Harrell Jr <> [Sat, Jul 19, 2008 at 08:03:01PM CEST]:
> But even then
> why condition on incomplete information when complete information is
> available? I.e., why compute Pr(Y=1 | X>x) in place of Pr(Y=1 | X=x)?

Because regulatory bodies demand it? Being employed in a medical school you are certainly aware that regulatory bodies are very much into eliciting a "benefit" in terms of "rate of subjects cured" and do not believe in a treatment effect expressed as a "mere" shift in the parameter.

(Not that this notion weren't my pet peeve; but it's there and we have to deal with it.)

Johannes Hüsing               There is something fascinating about science. 
                              One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture  from such a trifling investment of fact.                (Mark Twain, "Life on the Mississippi")

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