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"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> |

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<statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

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st: RE: Problem putting enclosed brackets. |

Date |
Thu, 1 Apr 2010 11:53:34 +0100 |

The problem is with double quotation marks "", informally often known as (double) quotes. (The word brackets even at its most generous doesn't I think extend beyond round brackets or parentheses () [square] brackets [] and curly brackets or braces {}.) The problem is that Stata uses " " in two ways, as string delimiters and as literal characters. First time round, the " " are being interpreted as delimiters and as such stripped. Although I tried a few solutions using compound double quotes `" "' I also failed to get precisely what Amadou wants. So, I am tempted to change the question. Why do you want precisely this? I suspect that there are other ways of getting the same ultimate result. Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk Amadou B. DIALLO, PhD. I want to have the following labels of my variables enclosed into encapsulated brackets but the code fails: Instead of having the following desired form: "Augmenté" "Inchangé" "Diminué" "Non concerné" I have : Augmenté "Inchangé" "Diminué" "Non concerné" I.e. stata keeps ignoring the first label value. My code is as follows: qui foreach i of local vars { loc vall : val la `i' if "`vall'" ~= "" { levelsof `i', l(l) foreach k of local l { loc lab : lab `vall' `k' loc names `names' "`lab'" // loc names `names' "`: lab `vall' `k''" } } } di `"`names'"' * * 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/

**References**:**st: Problem putting enclosed brackets.***From:*Amadou DIALLO <stata.diallo@gmail.com>

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