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


From   Martin Weiss <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Re: Using variable label in stata as you would a macro
Date   Mon, 26 May 2008 23:53:04 +0200

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loc varlab: var l `var'
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puts the label in local varlab...

Martin Weiss
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Conner Mullally" <mullally@primal.ucdavis.edu>
To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Sent: Monday, May 26, 2008 11:38 PM
Subject: st: Using variable label in stata as you would a macro


> 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
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> **********************************************************
> 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
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