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Re: st: How to assign value labels to several variables at once?


From   buddyb <buddyb_99@yahoo.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: How to assign value labels to several variables at once?
Date   Sun, 11 Jun 2006 19:44:46 -0700 (PDT)

Hi Neil, and thanks for your help...Using Joseph's
syntax....

. for each var of varlist  q33cmplx  q33time  q33satis
{
I get incorrect syntax....

invalid syntax
r(198);


Using the other example:

. local vars " q33cmplx q33time q33satis"

. foreach v of local var {
  2. label values `v' EXPlabel
  3. }

I don't get an error message, but my values are not
labeled.  I am checking the programming, user's guide,
etc....but there is not an example of labeling
multiple variables with the same value. 

Anyways, any help you can offer is appreciated.

Thanks,
Buddy

--- Neil Shephard <nshephard@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 6/12/06, buddyb <buddyb_99@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Hey Joseph,
> > Here is what I entered:
> > for each var of varlist q13brep q13crep q13drep
> > q13erep q13frep q13grep q13hrep q13irep q13jrep
> > q13krep q13lrep q13mrep (enter)
> >
> > and I get an invalid syntax...
> >
> 
> for each  will return invalid syntax since the
> command is -foreach-
> without a space.  You are also missing an opening
> bracket '{'.  See
> -help foreach- for correct usage.
> 
> > I have tried this:
> >
> > local vars " q13brep q13crep q13drep q13erep
> q13frep
> > q13grep q13hrep q13irep q13jrep q13krep q13lrep
> > q13mrep"
> >
> > foreach v of local var {
> >
> > label values ???? replabel
> >
> > }
> >
> 
> Two problems with the above, firstly since var is a
> local macro it
> needs to be put in single quotes `var' (note that
> the first single
> quote is usually located to the left of the 1 key on
> most english
> keyboards).
> 
> Secondly ???? should be v again in single quotes.
> 
> Joseph's examples works fine if the syntax is
> followed (whilst
> substituting in your variable list and your chosen
> labelname).
> 
> Refer to the help pages for -foreach- and -local-
> for further
> clarification.  There are also useful  sections in
> the User and
> Programming manuals (although I don't have copies of
> either to hand so
> can't advise which sections).
> 
> Neil
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