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st: Re: question about labelling


From   "Michael Blasnik" <michael.blasnik@verizon.net>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Re: question about labelling
Date   Thu, 27 Feb 2003 12:59:13 -0500

You need to enclose the macro `name' in double quotes:

local code = substr(`name', -3, .)

needs to be :
local code = substr("`name'", -3, .)

Michael Blasnik
michael.blasnik@verizon.net

----- Original Message -----
From: "Radu Ban" <rban@nber.org>
To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2003 12:21 PM
Subject: st: question about labelling


> Dear all,
>
> I have a lot of variables of the type
>
> xyz101 xyz105 xyz211...
>
> and I want to label them like this:
>
> label var xyz101 "[description] 101"
>
>
> I would like to know whether I can speed up this labelling process, since
> I have over a hundred of these variables.
> I tried the following piece of code:
>
> foreach `name' of varlist xyz* {
> local code = substr(`name', -3, .)
> label var `name' `"indigineous input # `code'"'
> }
>
> but it gives me a type mismatch, which makes me believe -substr- is trying
> to extract the string out of the variable itself not its name. Can anyone
> point the way oout?
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> Radu Ban
>


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