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Re: st: How to label the value 999999999999


From   Caleb Southworth <caleb@uoregon.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: How to label the value 999999999999
Date   Tue, 7 Oct 2008 15:02:27 -0700 (PDT)

That's right. You cannot have a label that long. So: 

. tostring var, g(var2)
var cannot be converted reversibly; no generate

. tostring var, g(var2) force
var2 generated as str11
var2 was forced to string; some loss of information

Perhaps -mvdecode- would be the way to go. So:

mvdecode var, mv(999999999999)

then, to use codebook or whatever,

mvencode var, mv(999999999999)

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