Is it possible for dummy variables in a regression model to take on any value. I added a variable to my model with two variables (one dependent and one independent) and called it a dummy variable that can take on any Integer value > 0. This value also give me some information about my observations. But i was told i cannot call it a dummy variable as it is does not take on a binary value.
I did read some articles and got some definitions, but i can't seem to find an example of a dummy variable that can take on any value. I just want to confirm that a dummy variable can only be binary.