
From  David Kantor <kantor.d@att.net> 
To  statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu 
Subject  Re: st: using information in value labels 
Date  Mon, 12 Feb 2007 22:29:28 0500 
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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