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Re: st: dump variable label value into local macro??

From   Phil Schumm <>
Subject   Re: st: dump variable label value into local macro??
Date   Tue, 15 Nov 2005 11:40:51 -0600

On Nov 15, 2005, at 11:17 AM, wrote:
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

Replacing subtitle("`i'") with subtitle("`:lab (segment2) `i''") should give you what you want. This uses the macro extended function -label- together with the `:extended_fcn' construct for inline access to macro extended functions. See [P] macro (or -help macro-) for more details.

-- Phil

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