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RE: st: RE: AW: label define


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: RE: AW: label define
Date   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?

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