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Re: st: Create dataset of variable names and variable labels


From   "Sergiy Radyakin" <serjradyakin@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Create dataset of variable names and variable labels
Date   Thu, 8 May 2008 12:35:01 -0400

Hello Ronnie.

Command "ds" will return you r(varlist). Then open a text file for
writting with "file open ... " and loop through the variables in the
list "foreach var of ..."  write to the file with "file write ..."
your variable name and label. Labels are returned with
`"`: variable label `var''"'

don't forget to put these labels in quotes, and put end of line markers.

close the file after the loop with "file close".

"insheet" the resulting file

Best regards, Sergiy Radyakin


On 5/8/08, Ronnie Babigumira <rb.glists@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear List
> How can I create a small data set made up of variable names and variable
> levels for some variables in a data set.
>
> Something like this from the auto data
>
> variable        var_label
> make            Make and Model
> price           Price
> mpg             Mileage (mpg)
> length          Length (in.)
> trunk           Trunk space (cu. ft.)
>
> Ronnie
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