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st: RE: Conserving variables labels while reshaping long a dataset.


From   "Steven Stillman (LMPG)" <Steven.Stillman@lmpg.dol.govt.nz>
To   "'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Conserving variables labels while reshaping long a dataset.
Date   Fri, 31 Jan 2003 12:49:51 +1300

Below is a snippet of code which does what I believe you are asking about.
It uses the pre-reshape variable names from one round of variables to label
the post reshape variables.

Steve

-------- begin code -------
qui for var h9site h9census h9famid h9intday h9intmon h9intyer h9fmansw
h9nfmemo: global lX : variable label X; 
qui reshape long @site @census @famid @intday @intmon @intyer @fmansw
@nfmemo, i(houseid) j(round h5 h6 h7 h8 h9) string;

capture program drop labmove;
program define labmove;
syntax varlist, Pre(string);
foreach var of local varlist {;
la var `var' "${l`pre'`var'}";
};
end;

labmove site census famid intday intmon intyer fmansw nfmemo, pre(h9); 

-------- end code --------

> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent:	Friday, January 31, 2003 9:51 AM
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> Subject:	st: Conserving variables labels while reshaping long a
> dataset.
> 
> Dear Stata Users,
> 
> How to teel Stata to conserve the labels of variables while reshaping a
> dataset?
> 
> Best regards.
> 
> 
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