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"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> |

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RE: st: How can I transfer the variable labels to excel using the outsheet command? |

Date |
Thu, 27 May 2010 12:28:16 +0100 |

This has never been my problem, but I can think of one work-around. Assuming the number of observations is at least as great as the number of variables, you could copy the variable labels into a string variable and export that too. unab vars : * gen varlabel = "" local i = 1 foreach v of local vars { replace varlabel = `"`: var label `v''"' in `i' local ++i } I don't know how you'd reverse that in Excel. You would have a column of variable labels. I understand that Excel users like to have such stuff as a row. Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk A Loumiotis Yes what I'm actually doing is creating a csv file and i'm using excel to open it. But my problem with the variable labels still remain. My concern is not with the value labels of a categorical variable (which I know how to export to a csv file) but with the variable labels of the variable names. For example I have used: label variable var01 "this is variable one" to create the variable label "this is variable one" for variable var01. What I want is to export to a csv file not only the variable names but also the variable labels. On Thu, May 27, 2010 at 1:39 PM, Neil Shephard <nshephard@gmail.com> wrote: > On Thu, May 27, 2010 at 10:27 AM, A Loumiotis > <antonis.loumiotis@gmail.com> wrote: >> Dear Statalist, >> >> When I use the outsheet command the variable names but not the >> variable labels are transferred to excel. >> Is there any way to also transfer the variable labels to excel? > > As per the Statalist FAQ, it would be useful if you provided the > _exact_ command you are using. > > > 1. -outsheet- does not have the capacity to write Excel files. I > suspect you are writing to a CSV (Comma Separate Variables) file and > on your OS (I'll hazard a guess at some M$-Windows variant) this file > extension is associated with M$-Excel so that when double-clicked on > it opens up in that program. > > 2. The -outsheet- command should be default write out variables that > have labels applied to them using the labels themselves, unless you > have explicitly specified the -nolabel- option (as explained in -man > outsheet-). > > So, without knowing what you are doing I suspect you mistakenly using > the -outsheet using filename.csv, comma nolabel- (or similar) syntax, > and if you omit the -nolabel- option you should obtain what you are > after. > > Neil > > -- > "... no scientific worker has a fixed level of significance at which > from year to year, and in all circumstances, he rejects hypotheses; he > rather gives his mind to each particular case in the light of his > evidence and his ideas." - Sir Ronald A. Fisher (1956) > > Email - nshephard@gmail.com > Website - http://slack.ser.man.ac.uk/ > Photos - http://www.flickr.com/photos/slackline/ > * > * 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/

**Follow-Ups**:**AW: st: How can I transfer the variable labels to excel using the outsheet command?***From:*"Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>

**References**:**st: How can I transfer the variable labels to excel using the outsheet command?***From:*A Loumiotis <antonis.loumiotis@gmail.com>

**Re: st: How can I transfer the variable labels to excel using the outsheet command?***From:*Neil Shephard <nshephard@gmail.com>

**Re: st: How can I transfer the variable labels to excel using the outsheet command?***From:*A Loumiotis <antonis.loumiotis@gmail.com>

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