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Tirthankar Chakravarty <tirthankar.chakravarty@gmail.com> |

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Re: st: How to rename value label names to match variable names? |

Date |
Sun, 16 May 2010 12:14:45 +0530 |

You can easily change the name of the value label of a variable after you have renamed the variable, to match the new variable name, using Nick Cox's -labmask- utility, part of the -labutil- package (SSC): *********************************** sysuse auto des labmask foreign, values(foreign) des *********************************** T 2010/5/16 Anna Reimondos <areimondos@gmail.com>: > Hello, > And thank you both for your suggestions. I find it a bit hard to > articulate problems sometimes when it comes to variable names, value > names and value labels so my question was perhaps not very clear. > > I would like to rename the name of the labels rather than the names of > the variables. > > For example > sysuse, auto > des > > *Here I would want the value label called 'origin' to change to be > called 'foreign' to match the name of the variable name it is attached > to. > > As Phillip pointed out this is not necessary thing do to, but I must > do this because I am cleaning a survey dataset that has very > particular rules about how the variable names and value labels are > defined and they have asked me to do this.... > > Thanks, > Anna > > > > > On Sun, May 16, 2010 at 12:46 PM, Tim Wade <wadetj@gmail.com> wrote: >> I'm not 100% certain what you are asking but if you want to relabel >> the newly generated variables so that the labels are the same as the >> new variable names, this should work: >> >> >> sysuse auto.dta, clear >> rename make make1 >> rename price price1 >> desc make1 price1 >> foreach var of varlist make1 price1 { >> label variable `var' "`var'" >> } >> desc make1 price1 >> >> >> storage display value >> variable name type format label variable label >> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- >> make1 str18 %-18s make1 >> price1 int %8.0gc price1 >> >> >> Tim >> >> On Sat, May 15, 2010 at 10:06 PM, Anna Reimondos <areimondos@gmail.com> wrote: >>> Hello, >>> The following problem has me stumped. >>> I have a dataset with variables which have been labelled with value >>> labels. Currently the variables are names as "a1, a2, a3" etc, and I >>> need to rename all my variables so that they are listed as "V1, V2, >>> V3" etc. This I can easily do. The problem is that I also need to >>> rename all the value label names to match the new variable names. >>> >>> For example, the current situation is: >>> >>> varname label name >>> ------------------------------ >>> >>> a1 a1 >>> a2 a2 >>> a3 yesno >>> a4 gender >>> ------------------------------ >>> >>> What I need to have is: >>> >>> varname label name >>> ------------------------------ >>> >>> V1 V1 >>> V2 V2 >>> V3 V3 >>> V4 V4 >>> ------------------------------ >>> >>> >>> Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can rename the label names >>> to match the variable names? I found a number of similar questions on >>> Statalist but most seem to be going the other way (i.e from renaming >>> variables to match the label names) >>> >>> Thanks heaps >>> Anna >>> >>> * >>> * 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/ >> > > * > * 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/ > -- To every ω-consistent recursive class κ of formulae there correspond recursive class signs r, such that neither v Gen r nor Neg(v Gen r) belongs to Flg(κ) (where v is the free variable of r). * * 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/

**Follow-Ups**:**RE: st: How to rename value label names to match variable names?***From:*"Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>

**Re: st: How to rename value label names to match variable names?***From:*Anna Reimondos <areimondos@gmail.com>

**References**:**st: How to rename value label names to match variable names?***From:*Anna Reimondos <areimondos@gmail.com>

**Re: st: How to rename value label names to match variable names?***From:*Tim Wade <wadetj@gmail.com>

**Re: st: How to rename value label names to match variable names?***From:*Anna Reimondos <areimondos@gmail.com>

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