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From   "Newson, Roger B" <r.newson@imperial.ac.uk>
To   "'Nick Cox'" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
Subject   st: RE: New version of -descsave- for SSC
Date   Thu, 10 Dec 2009 15:05:49 +0000

Sorry about this (especially the attachment). I meant to send it to Kit, of course.

Best wishes

Roger


Roger B Newson BSc MSc DPhil
Lecturer in Medical Statistics
Respiratory Epidemiology and Public Health Group
National Heart and Lung Institute
Imperial College London
Royal Brompton Campus
Room 33, Emmanuel Kaye Building
1B Manresa Road
London SW3 6LR
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel: +44 (0)20 7352 8121 ext 3381
Fax: +44 (0)20 7351 8322
Email: r.newson@imperial.ac.uk 
Web page: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/nhli/r.newson/
Departmental Web page:
http://www1.imperial.ac.uk/medicine/about/divisions/nhli/respiration/popgenetics/reph/

Opinions expressed are those of the author, not of the institution.

-----Original Message-----
From: Nick Cox [mailto:n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk] 
Sent: 10 December 2009 15:01
To: Newson, Roger B
Subject: FW: New version of -descsave- for SSC

Sent to Statalist by mistake? 

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


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Newson, Roger
B
Sent: 10 December 2009 14:58
To: 'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'
Cc: 'Sandro Favre'
Subject: st: New version of -descsave- for SSC

Hello again Kit (and Sandro)

Please find attached the very latest version of the -descsave- package,
described as below on my website, for distribution on SSC when you
return. The new version (described as below on website) uses the
-strpos()- function instead of the -index()- function, which was
temporarily removed in some sub-versions of Stata Version 10. (Thanks
for informing me of this problem, Sandro.)

I have also added a few references, in the documentation, to my Stata 11
-fvregen- package, which regenerates factor variables in output
datasets, optionally using a do-file written by -descsave- to regenerate
the factor variable attributes (storage type, format, variable label,
value label and characteristics).

Best wishes (and thanks in advance)

Roger


Roger B Newson BSc MSc DPhil
Lecturer in Medical Statistics
Respiratory Epidemiology and Public Health Group National Heart and Lung
Institute Imperial College London Royal Brompton Campus Room 33,
Emmanuel Kaye Building 1B Manresa Road London SW3 6LR UNITED KINGDOM
Tel: +44 (0)20 7352 8121 ext 3381
Fax: +44 (0)20 7351 8322
Email: r.newson@imperial.ac.uk
Web page: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/nhli/r.newson/
Departmental Web page:
http://www1.imperial.ac.uk/medicine/about/divisions/nhli/respiration/pop
genetics/reph/

Opinions expressed are those of the author, not of the institution.

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package descsave from http://www.imperial.ac.uk/nhli/r.newson/stata10
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TITLE
      descsave: Extension of describe creating output dataset and
do-file

DESCRIPTION/AUTHOR(S)
      descsave is an extended version of describe, and creates a do-file
and/or
      an output Stata dataset (or resultsset). The output Stata dataset
has
      1 observation per variable described, and data on variable
attributes
      (name, storage type, display format, variable label, value label,
and
      selected characteristics). The Stata do-file reconstructs these
attributes
      when run, assuming that the variable exists and is of the correct
mode
      (numeric or string). descsave can be used to reconstruct variables
that have
      been output to a generic spreadsheet using outsheet and then input
using
      insheet, or variables that have been extracted (using fvregen or
factext)
      from the label variable of an output dataset (or resultsset)
created by
      parmby or parmest. (The parmest, fvregen and factext packages are
downloadable
      from this website or from SSC.)
      
      Author: Roger Newson
      Date: 10 December 2009
      Stata version: 10

INSTALLATION FILES                                  (click here to
install)
      descsave.ado
      descsave.sthlp
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