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RE: st: sts graph legend, reshape and value labels


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: sts graph legend, reshape and value labels
Date   Thu, 31 May 2007 17:51:37 +0100

I think the problem is the considerable generality 
of -reshape- and -collapse-. Naturally you notice
when labels disappear and that seems unnecessary. 
You would surely notice -- or not notice and be misled --
if they appeared and did not apply. I think it is 
a super-hard programming problem to be clear exactly
when to do one thing and when the other. That's what
I recall dimly from previous discussions of this 
problem. 

A similar comment applies to -stack-. 

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

Austin Nichols
 
> That said, I am frequently annoyed by the labeling (or destruction of
> labels) done by -reshape- and -collapse-, so I think a program to
> preserve variable and value labels is a good notion.  I would probably
> use -label save- to write out value labels, though.

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