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RE: st: RE: AW: label define |

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Wed, 11 Nov 2009 15:25:18 -0000 |

So, you should please remember to say that when you ask questions. Martin's advice to use -label copy- was based on the standard list default: you are assumed to be using the current version of Stata unless you specify otherwise. Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk Miranda Kim Thank you Nick, I'm still using Stata 10, so labutil will come in handy! Nick Cox wrote: > Otherwise put: > > 1. See the -help- for -label-. > > 2. In Stata 11, and indeed previously, -label define- defines or changes > entirely new or existing sets of value labels, but does not permit > saving under a different name. > > 3. In Stata 11, but not previously, -label copy- is the way to copy an > existing set of value labels under another name. > > 4. For Stata 7 to 10, -labvalclone- from -labutil- on SSC is an > alternative to 3. > > 5. For Stata 6 and below, or indeed otherwise, you can just type in the > command -label define- for a new group. > Martin Weiss > > ALso, if you often get stuck with such problems, NJC`S -ssc d labutil- > could > be for you... > > Miranda Kim > > 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? * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: st: RE: AW: label define***From:*Miranda Kim <mk@mrc.soton.ac.uk>

**References**:**st: label define***From:*Miranda Kim <mk@mrc.soton.ac.uk>

**st: AW: label define***From:*"Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>

**st: RE: AW: label define***From:*"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

**Re: st: RE: AW: label define***From:*Miranda Kim <mk@mrc.soton.ac.uk>

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