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


From   clinton.thompson@summitllc.us
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: dump variable label value into local macro??
Date   Tue, 15 Nov 2005 14:13:45 -0800 (PST)

many thanks to Phil & Sergio.  solutions proferred were exactly what was
sought.
--clint


> On Nov 15, 2005, at 11:17 AM, clinton.thompson@summitllc.us 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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