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st: RE: merging variable labels


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: merging variable labels
Date   Sat, 27 Mar 2004 14:53:51 -0000

The easiest way, I guess, is to copy the 
second file to make a do file. Each line 
should then be prefixed with 

label var
 
and each explanation should be bracketed 
within " ". With a decent text editor it 
should be fairly straightforward. 

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

David Airey
 
> I was sent two files, one containing data that could be 
> imported using 
> insheet, with variable names in the first row, and the other 
> containing 
> variable names and a short explanation of each variable. Is there an 
> easy way to label the variables with the explanations without typing 
> them in by hand using the label variable command?

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