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    A dependent variable in building multi linear regression

    I am working on a project using multi linear regression. I think intuitively a dependent variable should be continuous(i.e. regress people's certain action on weight), and weight is a good variable since it can continuously change in a range. However, I have some other variables such as gender (I call them binary variable). So, I am thinking how do I use them building the multi linear regression model.
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    if you ask about a binary dependent variable, then of course it's possible, but then your model is not a linear regression anymore, but logistic regression. if you want to put a binary to be independent, then it's possible. if you have a nominal with more than 2 levels, you can create dummy variables from it.
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