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RE: st: Label variable and makematrix

From   n j cox <>
Subject   RE: st: Label variable and makematrix
Date   Tue, 13 Dec 2005 17:22:41 +0000

In -makematrix- periods are zapped deliberately
from variable labels. This is explicitly
commented on in the code. The reason is that -matrix-
falls over given periods that don't look like
time series operators. So, this is a work-around
to deal with a limitation of -matrix-.

You don't have to be a programmer to look at
Stata programs and try to work out what's going


My question deals with a little detail in -label var-.

I do the following:

label var1 varname1 "% indep. in committee"
label var2 ...

Then with -makematrix- (downloadable from ssc):

makematrix c1, from(r(N) r(mean) r(p50) r(sd) r(min) r(max) )label : univar varname1 varname2 ...

In the table I get, the dot after "indep" has disappeared: "% indep in committee". Would someone know why?
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