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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? |

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Mon, 17 May 2010 20:37:54 +1000 |

Excellent, thank you for that extra tip Martin. I just tested findname (e.g by defining and attaching a value label of -3 "Refused" for all variables that have a value of -3) and it worked like a treat. Definitely a keeper for me. On Mon, May 17, 2010 at 5:21 PM, Martin Weiss <martin.weiss1@gmx.de> wrote: > > <> > > > " The ds, has(vallabel) > is also good to know" > > > Also note NJC`s recent -ssc d findname- then! > > > > HTH > Martin > > -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht----- > Von: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von Anna Reimondos > Gesendet: Montag, 17. Mai 2010 01:59 > An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu > Betreff: Re: st: How to rename value label names to match variable names? > > Thank you all for your further suggestions. > With the labmask, I had not realised that the label values were > dropped, so yes I would definitely need to use the decode option. > > The labvalclone was another program I was not aware of and testing it > on my data it worked perfectly. The ds, has(vallabel) > is also good to know because initially when if was using "foreach var > of varlist _all { " to loop through the variables and was consequently > creating labels on variables such as ID or weight which did not > initially have labels. > > Thank you again- as always I have learnt a lot. > > Anna > > > On Sun, May 16, 2010 at 7:40 PM, Martin Weiss <martin.weiss1@gmx.de> wrote: >> >> <> >> >> You can also use NJC`s -labvalclone-, in combination with the -h extended_fcn-s: >> >> >> *********** >> sysuse nlsw88, clear >> >> //see initial state >> d >> >> capt which labvalclone >> if _rc ssc inst labutil >> >> //get all vars with value labels >> ds, has(vallabel) >> >> //cycle thru list and change val label name >> foreach var of varlist `r(varlist)'{ >> labvalclone "`:val lab `var''" "`var'" >> la val `var' `var' >> } >> >> //see changes >> d >> >> //see whether labels are intact >> ta race >> ta occupation >> *********** >> >> >> 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 11:13 >> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu >> Subject: Re: st: How to rename value label names to match variable names? >> >> Martin, >> >> Well-spotted. A simple fix is to use the -labmask, decode- option. >> *********** >> sysuse auto >> des >> labmask foreign, values(foreign) decode >> des >> tab foreign >> la li >> *********** >> >> T >> >> 2010/5/16 Martin Weiss <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>: >>> >>> <> >>> >>> 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 >>>>>> >>>>>> * >>>>>> * 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/ >>> >> >> >> >> -- >> 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/ >> > > * > * 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/

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

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