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Re: st: RE: Using Value Labels to Label Variables


From   Thomas Speidel <thomas@tmbx.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: Using Value Labels to Label Variables
Date   Wed, 04 Feb 2009 10:00:54 -0500

Thank you Nick.  I think I'll go the tab way.

On Tue, 3 Feb 2009 19:46:29 -0000, "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote:
> There are several ways to tackle this. 
> 
> 1. Don't use -xi:-. Create your dummies upstream, e.g. using -tabulate-.
> Then their variable labels will be explanatory. 
> 
> 2. Check out -dummieslab- from SSC by P. van Kerm and another. 
> 
> 3. Write a loop to map value labels to variable labels. Given 1 and 2, I
> won't spell that out here. 
> 
> 4. No doubt others.  
> 
> Nick 
> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 
> 
> Thomas
> 
> Suppose I have this value label assigned to the variable totavmte_q:
> 
> totavmte_q_lab:
>            1 <=Q1 (43.25)
>            2 Q1 to <=Q2 (64.35)
>            3 Q2 to <=Q3 (96.54)
>            4 >Q3
> 
> and I want to regress:
> 
> xi: logistic status i.totavmte_q
> 
> Stata will nicely create the following dummies:
> 
> _Itotavmte__2 
> _Itotavmte__3 
> _Itotavmte__4
> 
> Now I want to label the dummy variables so that they reflect the value
> labels
> 
> e.g. 
> . label variable _Itotavmte__2 "Q1 to <=Q2 (64.35)"
> 
> I am wondering if there is a way to label the dummy variables by way of
> referencing their associated value labels (these var labels will be used
> in
> the contest of the user-written estout program).
> 
> 
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