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


From   buddyb <buddyb_99@yahoo.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: How to assign value labels to several variables at once? - new problem
Date   Sun, 11 Jun 2006 20:24:48 -0700 (PDT)

HI everyone, and thanks for your help.

I got the foreach command to work - and everything is
great....but now...my label stop showing up...I'm
thinking I'm limited to how large my label database
can be or something?  I don't know - I've been saving
my work like mad, so it's not that I didn't save it -
my label for the last part of my databased just aren't
appearing??

Any ideas?

Buddy

--- Joseph Coveney <jcoveney@bigplanet.com> wrote:

> Buddy wrote:
> 
> 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.
> 
>
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Again, as Neil mentioned, the *for* and *each* are
> combined into one word,
> *foreach*.
> 
> It's difficult to tell from what you've shown why
> your variables are not
> labeled in the second example.  Be sure that the
> label EXPlabel contains
> labels corresponding to the values present in the
> dataset.  If there is no
> correspondence, then there won't be any labeling.
> 
> Follow the example below, which mimics your second
> example, in order to see
> where things might have gone awry.  I haven't shown
> it, but wildcards are
> permitted in the varlist, so that
> 
>    foreach var of varlist q33* {
> 
> may be substituted for the loop's opening line, if
> none of the names of the
> variables that you do not desire to apply value
> labels to begin with the
> stub.
> 
> Joseph Coveney
> 
> . clear
> 
> . set more off
> 
> . set seed `=date("2006-06-12", "ymd")'
> 
> . set obs 3
> obs was 0, now 3
> 
> . local variable_list q33cmplx q33time q33satis
> 
> . foreach var of local variable_list {
>   2.     generate byte `var' = floor(uniform() * 4)
>   3.     replace `var' = .m if !`var'
>   4. }
> (0 real changes made)
> (0 real changes made)
> (1 real change made, 1 to missing)
> 
> . list, noobs
> 
>   +-------------------------------+
>   | q33cmplx   q33time   q33satis |
>   |-------------------------------|
>   |        1         1         .m |
>   |        2         1          1 |
>   |        3         2          3 |
>   +-------------------------------+
> 
> . *
> . * Begin here
> . *
> . label define EXPlabel 1 One 2 Two 3 Three .m
> Missing
> 
> . local variable_list " q33cmplx q33time q33satis"
> 
> . foreach var of local variable_list {
>   2.     label values `var' EXPlabel
>   3. }
> 
> . list, noobs
> 
>   +-------------------------------+
>   | q33cmplx   q33time   q33satis |
>   |-------------------------------|
>   |      One       One    Missing |
>   |      Two       One        One |
>   |    Three       Two      Three |
>   +-------------------------------+
> 
> 
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