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Variable

An element in a model. For example, in the model RS&Pt+1 = a + b Tbill t + et, where RS&Pt+1 is the return on the S&P in month t+1 and Tbill is the Tbill return at month t, both RS&P and Tbill are "variables" because they change through time; i.e., they are not constant.

Variable

Anything that does not have a set value. In basic algebra, a variable is often expressed as "x." Variables in economics and finance may be measures such as GDP, prices, or interest rates. Analysts use complicated equations to determine the value of some variables at the present time and even more complicated equations to predict their possible future values. See also: Regression.

variable

Something, such as stock prices, earnings, dividend payments, interest rates, and gross domestic product, that has no fixed quantitative value. See also dependent variable, independent variable.
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When the points of Assertiveness and Anxiety Levels are compared in line with the class variable, a statistically significant difference is observed (p>0.
This means that under the above independence assumptions, the conditional distribution over the class variable C can be expressed like this:
Specifically, we sought to evaluate the possibility that mothers' and fathers' support were differentially moderated by a personality-informed latent class variable in predicting youth social initiative, therefore making contingent the previously detected pattern of fathers' support being more impactful than mothers' support with regard to this outcome.
Latent classes are conditioned on gender and baseline CBCL at both time points, and the transition probabilities are estimates through the path from the latent class variable at time 1 to the latent class variable at time 2 (18 months later).
Two numbers separated by a comma were used to express the degree of freedom of each class variable in the GLM model.