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st: RE: converting variable labels to proper case with apostrophes


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: converting variable labels to proper case with apostrophes
Date   Fri, 21 Jul 2006 23:19:08 +0100

foreach v of var _all { 
	label var `v' `"`= proper(`"`: var label `v'"')"' 

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

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu]On Behalf Of Dimitriy V.
> Masterov
> Sent: 21 July 2006 22:41
> To: Statalist
> Subject: st: converting variable labels to proper case with 
> apostrophes
> 
> 
> I am trying to convert my variable labels to proper case, so that
> instead of "government office region" I have "Government Office
> Region". I used this code:
> 	foreach var of varlist _all {;
> 		set trace on;
> 		lab var `var' "`=proper("`:var label `var''")'";
> 	};
> 
> but it runs into problem when there are apostrophes in the label. I
> checked out the labutils suite, but I don't think there's a solution
> there.
> 
> Any suggestions?
> 
> Dimitriy Masterov
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