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Re: st: 'Re-ordering' the labels of a variable


From   Phil Schumm <pschumm@uchicago.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: 'Re-ordering' the labels of a variable
Date   Fri, 26 Mar 2010 11:02:31 -0500

On Mar 26, 2010, at 8:20 AM, Nick Cox wrote:
But to the point: I was under the impression that -recode- could manage value labels too.


To a certain extant, that's true. However, -re2lab- takes an entirely different approach (rather than recoding, it re-encodes), and is capable of catching errors that -recode- with the -label()- option cannot.

Also, I realize that I forgot to mention one of the most important reasons I wrote -re2lab-; it is robust against changes in the mapping of the original variable(s), which can be very useful in certain contexts.


-- Phil

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