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st: RE: help with error


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: help with error
Date   Wed, 7 Jun 2006 12:37:12 +0100

I guess that the global FM8X named within 

$FM8X

is undefined. Alternatively, that you 
didn't really mean to put a dollar sign
there. The same point will arise later 
in the do file. 

On a quite different point, these value labels
are rather too long to show up well in tables
and/or graphs. 

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

Rudy Fichtenbaum
 
> Below is a do file generated by Dataferret downloaded by one of my
> students. I know that he has to put in the path and file name. The
> problem is that when he tries to run this file it generates the
> following error:
> 
> "F invalid name
> r(198);
> 
> end of do-file
> r(198);
> 
> I know this has to do with the label definition and that for 
> some reason
> Stata does not like the quotation marks around the F, M and U but I
> can't figure out what is wrong.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Rudy
> 
> */************************************************/
> */* Please scroll down to the INFIX step for */
> */* instructions related to providing full path */
> */* name for the input data file. */
> */************************************************/
> */ then scoll to the end of the file and provide the */
> */ path for where to store the data when finished */
> 
> #delimit ;
> 
> 
> label define FM5X
> 0 "Unspecified (no longer in current payment status and has no FBR;
> indicates a back payment)"
> 1 "Living in own household ($531 for an individual and $796 for an
> eligible couple)"
> 2 "Living in another=EF=BE=92s household ($354 for an 
> individual and $530.6=
> 7
> for an eligible couple)"
> 3 "Living in parent=EF=BE=92s household and child under 18 ($531)"
> 4 "Living in Medicaid institution ($30 for an individual and 
> $60 for an
> eligible couple)"
> ;
> label define FM6X
> 0 "Unspecified"
> 1 "Aged individual living alone"
> 2 "Aged individual living with spouse"
> 3 "Disabled or blind individual living alone"
> 4 "Disabled or blind individual living with spouse"
> 5 "Disabled or blind child not living with parents"
> 6 "Disabled or blind child living with one or more parent"
> ;
> label define $FM8X
> "F" "Female"

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