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Anna Reimondos <areimondos@gmail.com> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

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

Date |
Sun, 16 May 2010 16:59:58 +1000 |

Thank you very much Tirthankar! That is exactly what I was looking for. Cheers Anna On Sun, May 16, 2010 at 4:44 PM, Tirthankar Chakravarty <tirthankar.chakravarty@gmail.com> wrote: > 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/ > * * 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: 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>

**Re: st: How to rename value label names to match variable names?***From:*Tirthankar Chakravarty <tirthankar.chakravarty@gmail.com>

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