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st: RE: RE: [question on variable label length ]


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: RE: [question on variable label length ]
Date   Thu, 5 Feb 2004 09:40:41 -0000

Sorry: I think I misread this. Instead of 

> I doubt it. Whatever is lost by truncation on input is 
> lost. Stata does not store it anywhere. 

my answer would be 

I guess so. Whatever is lost by truncation on input is 
lost forever, so SAS would end seeing the chopped labels. 

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

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu]On Behalf Of Nick Cox
> Sent: 05 February 2004 09:15
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: st: RE: [question on variable label length ] 
> 
> 
> hjkim@pdx.edu
>  
> > I am wondering if there is a way to increase the maximum 
> > number of characters 
> > allowed for the variable labels.  
> 
> No. It is 80 in all current versions of Stata. 
>  
> > If Stata only takes the first 80 characters when I write 
> > label description for 
> > more than 80 characters and I stat-transfer that data into 
> > SAS data file then 
> > will SAS display the chopped labels?
> 
> I doubt it. Whatever is lost by truncation on input is 
> lost. Stata does not store it anywhere. 
> 
> N.B. please use informative titles for your postings. 
> 
> Nick 
> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 
> 
> 
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