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st: RE: question about speedy labelling


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: question about speedy labelling
Date   Fri, 22 Nov 2002 17:56:42 -0000

Radu Ban 
 
> I have the variable labels for my dataset as two variables. i.e:
> 
> var_name    var_label
> var1            label1
> var2            label2
> .....             .......
> varn            labeln
> 
> var1 through varn all exist as variables in my dataset. is 
> there a speedy
> way to assign labels, taking advantage of these two variables?
> 

Essentially the same question was asked by 
Hans Baumgartner on Tuesday. 

forval i = 1 / <nvars> { 
	local name = var_name[`i']
	local label = var_label[`i'] 
	label var `name' `"`label'"' 
} 

where for <nvars> you should plug 
in the number of variables. 

Alternatively, 

local i = 1 
foreach v of var * {
	local label = var_label[`i'] 
	label var `v' `"`label'"' 
	local i = `i' + 1 
} 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 
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