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RE: st: Non-existent variable value label that I can't get rid of


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: Non-existent variable value label that I can't get rid of
Date   Thu, 30 Apr 2009 13:54:59 +0100

Alternatively, to quote the same help, 

-label values- attaches a value label to a varlist.  If a . is specified
instead of a lblname, any existing value label is detached from that
varlist.  The value label, however, is not deleted.

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Richard Goldstein

the help file says to use -label drop hhincomelbl-; have you tried that?

Abe Burnett wrote:
> 
> I have a variable called hhincome in my data set which has a value
> label of hhincomelbl. However, hhincomelbl doesn't actually exist as
> far as I can tell. I cannot drop it, in any case.
> 
> What I want/need to do is get rid of the value label hhincomelbl. In
> other words, I want hhincome to have NO value label whatsoever.

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