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st: dump variable label value into local macro??


From   clinton.thompson@summitllc.us
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: dump variable label value into local macro??
Date   Tue, 15 Nov 2005 09:17:33 -0800 (PST)

Hello All,
I am using Stata/SE, v.9.1 for Macintosh.
I am -forvalue-ing across values of a categorical variable w/ nine unique
values and generating a graph for each unique value of this variable. 
This variable is numeric and i've attached a label to each value of this
variable via -label define- and -label values-.  When generating the
graphs, I would like to use the -subtitle- option to denote which level of
the categorical variable is being graphed, albeit i want the actual label
value written to the graph, not the value of the macro.  The abbreviated
syntax follows:

local i = 1
forvalues i = 1(1)9 {
gr hbar (mean) mean_abs_error mean_error_to_itd count_abs_error if
segment2==`i' , ///
subtitle("`i'") legend(off) ytitle("Absolute Error, Relative Error, &
Project Num.") ///
graph export m_error`i'.pdf, replace
	local i = `i' + 1
	}

Any suggestions?  My perusal of the online & print documentation hasn't
returned much in the way of a solution and my programming skills are
woefully underdeveloped.
Many thanks,
Clint

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