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Re: SV: st: value labels, rename and merge

From   Maarten buis <>
Subject   Re: SV: st: value labels, rename and merge
Date   Mon, 12 Apr 2010 15:34:07 +0000 (GMT)

--- On Mon, 12/4/10, Tomas Lind wrote:
> What happens when
> local lab : value label w_`var'
> is executed?

The value labels that are attached to a variable have a 
name. The line you mentioned creates a local macro called 
`lab' containing that name if the variable w_`var' has 
value labels attached to it, otherwise the local macro 
`lab' contains "", i.e. an empty string.

You can read more about this in -help extended_fcn-.

Hope this helps,

Maarten L. Buis
Institut fuer Soziologie
Universitaet Tuebingen
Wilhelmstrasse 36
72074 Tuebingen


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