Categorical covariates in association analyses


#1

At the moment you can only include continuous or boolean covariates. It would be great if categorical variables could also be used as covariates. It’s just a matter of turning each unique value into a boolean dummy variable, but it’s a common use case, so it would be nice if you wouldn’t have to do it manually.


#2

This is a great idea. I’m not sure what exactly it should look like, maybe a method that one-hot-encodes a field given and returns a new dataset.


#3

Enumeration types are a good fit for this use case.