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st: RE: Strings attached


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Strings attached
Date   Wed, 12 Nov 2003 15:35:44 -0000

Btissam Bouzidi
 
> i often have error message :  may not  label strings!! what does it
> mean,please? how to correct this error.

It means that you are trying to attach value labels 
to a string variable. 

Most commonly, what you have is a string variable 
that should really be numeric. The remedy is often 
to apply -destring- and then attach the labels. 

Some or all of what is at 
http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/data/allstring.html
may apply in your case. 

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