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Re: st: Label values with a range


From   Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Label values with a range
Date   Wed, 6 Feb 2008 15:00:45 +0000 (GMT)

--- Benjamin Allaire <btallaire@hotmail.com> wrote:
> I would like to label the values in my dataset with a range (instead
> of having to make an entirely new variable)
> 
> For example, all values between 1 and 10 (not just integers) would be
> labeled group I, 10.1-20 would be group II, etc.
> 
> Is there a way to do this?

Yes it can be done, but I don't think it is particularly useful:

*---------------- begin example ---------------
sysuse auto, clear
levelsof price
foreach lev in `r(levels)' {
	local lab = cond(inrange(`lev', 3000, 4000), "3000-4000", ///
                  cond(inrange(`lev', 4000, 5000), "4000-5000", ///
			">5000"))
	label define price `lev' "`lab'", add
}
label value price price
tab price
*------------------ end example ----------------
(For more on how to use examples I sent to the Statalist, see
http://home.fsw.vu.nl/m.buis/stata/exampleFAQ.html )

Hope this helps,
Maarten

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