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


From   Amadou DIALLO <stata.diallo@gmail.com>
To   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'"'
>>
>>
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>
>
> --
>
> 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
>
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-- 

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

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