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Re: st: RE: twoway scatter returns "unmatched quote"


From   Friedrich Huebler <fhuebler@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: twoway scatter returns "unmatched quote"
Date   Mon, 16 Mar 2009 11:10:26 -0400

Rike,

What do you mean by "it doesn't add a label for 0"? Stata can assign
labels to zeros. Did you forget the -modify- option?

. sysuse auto
. d foreign
              storage  display     value
variable name   type   format      label      variable label
------------------------------------------------------------
foreign         byte   %8.0g       origin     Car type

. lab list origin
origin:
           0 Domestic
           1 Foreign

. lab def origin 0 "Rural", modify
. lab list origin
origin:
           0 Rural
           1 Foreign

. tab foreign
   Car type |      Freq.     Percent        Cum.
------------+-----------------------------------
      Rural |         52       70.27       70.27
    Foreign |         22       29.73      100.00
------------+-----------------------------------
      Total |         74      100.00

Friedrich

On Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 10:54 AM, Rike <silvery.enigma@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I think the problem lies in the label. The variable "status"" takes 0
> for rural and 1 for urban, but I'm not able to assign a label to 0
> (and "urban" is already assigned to 1). I ran
>
> la def status 0 "rural"
>
> it doesn't add a label for 0 which is odd...
>
>
> On Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 7:21 AM, Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote:
>> No quotes are included in what you report here as typed.
>>
>> So, check out in turn
>>
>> 1. Any unmatched quotes in the variable label of -status-.
>>
>> 2. Any unmatched quotes in the value labels of -status- (if any).
>>
>> 3. Any unmatched quotes in the values of -status- (if it is a string
>> variable).
>>
>> 4. Repeat 1 for your other variables.
>>
>> My guess is #1.
>>
>> Then remove the unmatched quote _or_ insert a matching quote and reissue
>> the -graph- command.
>>
>> Nick
>> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
>>
>> Rike
>>
>> I tried it without the space (I mistakenly put it back there when I
>> copied the code for the list) but I get the same error. Any other
>> ideas?
>>
>> Kieran McCaul
>>
>>> You have a space in the -by- option.
>>> -by (status)- should be -by(status)-
>>
>> Rike
>>
>>> I'm running the following code:
>>>
>>> twoway scatter ratio month, by(status) c(l) xlabel(1(1)12)
>>>
>>> twoway scatter ratio1 ratio2 ratio3 ratio4 month, by (status)
>>> connect(l l l l) xlabel(1(1)12)
>>>
>>> where status is a dummy. Stata returns an r(198) error, and it
>>> happened when I added the by-option. I would also like to use
>>> by(status, total) later on. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
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