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


From   Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   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.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
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> 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
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