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Re: st: Tabulate with codes *and* value labels?


From   n j cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Tabulate with codes *and* value labels?
Date   Fri, 08 Sep 2006 15:01:52 +0100

This is the purpose of -numlabel-, in official Stata for a couple
of versions now.

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

Mike Lacy

I often find I would like a simple oneway tabulation that shows both
the numeric codes and the labels for a variable, not just or the
other. This is quite useful before and after a recode, for example.
I'm thinking of something like the following mocked-up trivial
example, in which 0 and 1 as well as "foreign" and "domestic" show up
in the tabulation:

    Car type |      Freq.     Percent
------------+--------------------------
Domestic  0 |         52       70.27
  Foreign  1 |         22       29.73
------------+--------------------------
       Total |         74      100.00


For some time I was convinced an answer to this question must lie
somewhere in the archives, but I must not have hit the right
combination of keywords if it is. Since I gather there is no built-in
solution, could someone at least sketch how to make a program to
obtain the value label associated with a given variable, and display
that info. in a nice way?

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