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Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

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Re: st: Using variable label in stata as you would a macro |

Date |
Mon, 26 May 2008 22:56:30 +0100 (BST) |

You could do this like this: outreg if `var'==1, se append ctitle(`:label variable `var'') This uses extended macro functions, see: -help extended_fcn- for more. Hope this helps, Maarten --- Conner Mullally <mullally@primal.ucdavis.edu> wrote: > Hello all, > I am wondering if there is a way in stata to use the labels > given to variables as you might a macro. For example, > suppose you have a variable "state" where the values are the > state names in the US. You turn this into a series of dummy > variables then run a series of regressions in a loop such > as: > foreach var of varlist _Istate_1-_Istate_50 { > reg x y > outreg if `var'==1, se append > } > What I'm wondering if there is a way to do this: > foreach var of varlist _Istate_1-_Istate_50 { > reg x y > (some command that gives you the variable label of `var') > outreg if `var'==1, se append ctitle(label of `var') > } > This would give you a spreadsheet where each column is > labeled with the relevant state name. > > Any thoughts? Thanks in advance. > > > > > > > ********************************************************** > Conner Mullally > Ph.D. Candidate > Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics > University of California, Davis > office: 530 752 1048 > cell: 530 902 7484 > cell: (Lima): 001 511 989813181 > email and Skype: ccmullally@ucdavis.edu > > ********************************************************** > Conner Mullally > Ph.D. Candidate > Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics > University of California, Davis > office: 530 752 1048 > cell: 530 902 7484 > cell: (Lima): 001 511 989813181 > email and Skype: ccmullally@ucdavis.edu > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html > * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ > ----------------------------------------- Maarten L. Buis Department of Social Research Methodology Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Boelelaan 1081 1081 HV Amsterdam The Netherlands visiting address: Buitenveldertselaan 3 (Metropolitan), room Z434 +31 20 5986715 http://home.fsw.vu.nl/m.buis/ ----------------------------------------- __________________________________________________________ Sent from Yahoo! Mail. A Smarter Email http://uk.docs.yahoo.com/nowyoucan.html * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**References**:**st: Using variable label in stata as you would a macro***From:*"Conner Mullally" <mullally@primal.ucdavis.edu>

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