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st: Re: labelling extended missing values


From   NBER Test <nbertest@yahoo.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Re: labelling extended missing values
Date   Wed, 10 Dec 2003 07:42:56 -0800 (PST)

Thank you for the helpful responses.  I am still
unsure on how to display the labels "unsure" and
"wont tell" for the extended missing values:

. tab q1, missing

 Question 1 |      Freq.     Percent        Cum.
------------+-----------------------------------
         a1 |          1       25.00       25.00
         a2 |          1       25.00       50.00
          . |          2       50.00      100.00
------------+-----------------------------------
      Total |          4      100.00

. list q1

     +----+
     | q1 |
     |----|
  1. | a1 |
  2. |  . |
  3. |  . |
  4. | a2 |
     +----+

Thanks! 

> I am trying to label extended missing values from a
> dataset:
> 1
> .a
> .b
> 2
> with 
> label define q1 1 "a1" 2 "a2" .a "unsure" .b "won't
> tell"
> The data infiles without error.  However,
> . tab q1 if q1 < .
> 
>  Question 1 |      Freq.     Percent        Cum.
> ------------+-----------------------------------
>          a1 |          1       50.00       50.00
>          a2 |          1       50.00      100.00
> ------------+-----------------------------------
>       Total |          2      100.00
> 
> does not display "unsure" and "won't tell".  What
> needs to be done to display these values?


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