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Amadou DIALLO <stata.diallo@gmail.com> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
Re: st: AW: Re: Problem putting enclosed double quotes (was: Problem putting enclosed brackets). |

Date |
Thu, 1 Apr 2010 12:57:33 +0100 |

Martin, Yes I am aware of it. I'll tried to hacked it to suit my needs. Thx. 2010/4/1, Martin Weiss <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>: > > <> > > Have you had a look at Ian Watson`s > > ************* > ssc d tabout > ************* > > as well? > > > HTH > Martin > > -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht----- > Von: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu > [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von Amadou DIALLO > Gesendet: Donnerstag, 1. April 2010 13:36 > An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu > Betreff: st: Re: Problem putting enclosed double quotes (was: Problem > putting enclosed brackets). > > Dear Nick, > Thanx for your answer. I have several purposes in doing that. But the > most urgent is that what I am currently doing is to pass a series of > matrices to Zurab's xml_tab (it is the code that suits most my needs > actually) and I want to preserve the labels of the modalities of my > hundreds of variables. For short labels, there is no problem. But for > long, spaced, labels, it's more complicated. > > See the example below: > > sysuse auto > tab foreign rep78 , matcell(A) > loc vall : val la for > xml_tab A, rn("`: lab `vall' 0'" "`: lab `vall' 1'") // for my code rn > will be rn(`names') > > Thx. > > 2010/4/1, Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>: >> 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/ >> > > > -- > > Amadou B. DIALLO, PhD. > > Economist (Anti-Poverty Programs - DR Congo), AFTP3, The World Bank, > Washington DC. > > Director, Center for Research and Training on Adult Health and Education. > Mayotte (FRANCE). www.aprosasoma.org > > * > * 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/ > > > * > * 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/ > -- Amadou B. DIALLO, PhD. Economist (Anti-Poverty Programs - DR Congo), AFTP3, The World Bank, Washington DC. Director, Center for Research and Training on Adult Health and Education. Mayotte (FRANCE). www.aprosasoma.org * * 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/

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