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st: AW: label define


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: AW: label define
Date   Wed, 11 Nov 2009 12:29:37 +0100

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clear*
set obs 1
gen byte var= 4

label define agegrp 1 "17-24" 2 "25-34" 3 "35-44" 4 "45-54" 5 "55-63"
la val var agegrp
ta var
lab copy agegrp agegrp2

lab def agegrp2 4 ">=45" 5 "", modify
la li _all
la val var agegrp2
ta var
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HTH
Martin


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Gesendet: Mittwoch, 11. November 2009 12:24
An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Betreff: st: label define

A basic question...
How can I create a new label set for the values of a variable, by 
modifying an old one?
For example if I have:
label define agegrp 1 "17-24" 2 "25-34" 3 "35-44" 4 "45-54" 5 "55-63"

and I want to create a new label set with a different name, say agegrp2 
that has the following values:
1 "17-24" 2 "25-34" 3 "35-44" 4 ">=45"

Can I use the label set agegrp with the option modify, to create a new 
label set rather than just overwriting the agegrp label?

Many thanks for your help!

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