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Re: st: using information in value labels


From   "Quang Nguyen" <quangn@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: using information in value labels
Date   Mon, 12 Feb 2007 17:00:28 -1000

Dear Alex,

Can you have a look at the _mvencode_ command? Also, you may fin dthe
following helpful:
http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/faq/missing_mvencode.htm

Have A Great Day!

On 2/12/07, Alexander Nervedi <alexnerdy@hotmail.com> wrote:
Hi

I have a complex survey dataset which has been helpfully cleaned - each
variable has its missing values coded with 9/99/999/999 or 98/998/9998 etc.
and things like Missing, Did not respond, refused to answer etc. are all
coded in as value labels.

I would like to treat all of these as missing and want to run a loop as
follow

local allvars x1 ... x100

foreach var of local allvars{

  label list `var'
 *pseudo code follows
  scan label to see which levels include - "Missing", "missing", "did not
respond", etc
 for each level `i' {
     recode `var' (`i' = .)
  }

}


I  was wondering if this is something that could be reasonably be
implemented.

Saludos!
Alex

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