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st: how to make xi dummies inherit labels
Roger Harbord <Roger.Harbord@bristol.ac.uk> asked
"Is there a way to make the dummy variables created by -xi- inherit their
variable labels from the value labels of the variable in question?"
and went on to report that -reformat- failed to pick up these value labels.
I wrote -reformat- specifically to do this as I was fed up with labelling my
variables and values nicely only to be faced with incomprehensible terms
like "_Iage10yr2_2" in my regression output. I suspect the reason
that -reformat- is failing on Roger's machine is that he is running an early
version of -reformat- that was expecting -xi- created variables to start
with "I", the default in Stata 6. This prefix was changed to "_I" in Stata
7. The most recent version of -reformat- is 1.1.3, available from
www.sealedenvelope.com (e.g. type "net from http://www.sealedenvelope.com"
in Stata). To check which version of -reformat- you are currently running
type "which reformat" in Stata.
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