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RE: st: How to rename value label names to match variable names?


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: How to rename value label names to match variable names?
Date   Sun, 16 May 2010 10:58:20 +0200

<>

But T, after your code the name of the -value label- has been changed, but the labels ("domestic", "foreign") are gone as well. Anna declared herself satisfied, but I am not sure whether this is what she really wants.

 
***********
sysuse auto
des
labmask foreign, values(foreign)
des
tab foreign
la li
***********


HTH
Martin


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Tirthankar Chakravarty
Sent: Sonntag, 16. Mai 2010 08:45
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: How to rename value label names to match variable names?

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
>>>
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