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Re: st: "Label define" syntax for "all other values"


From   Dan Waldo <dan_waldo@yahoo.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: "Label define" syntax for "all other values"
Date   Fri, 24 Sep 2010 03:33:55 -0700 (PDT)

Thanks, Eric ... Your advice has put me on the right track (sorry about the pun).

I see that rearranging the code one can accommodate values of interest that appear less neatly among the possible values:

********
levelsof rr_job , local(lev)
foreach x in `lev' {
    lab def rr_jobf `x' "All Other Jobs", modify
    }

lab def rr_jobf 1 "Driver" 5 "Conductor" 6 "Brakeman" 12 "Fireman", modify

lab li
lab val rr_job  rr_jobf
********

I had thought that perhaps there was a compact way to do this, akin to the SAS FORMAT procedure syntax:
value rr_jobf 1="Driver" 5="Conductor" 6="Brakeman" 12="Fireman" other="All other jobs";

... but such is life.

--- On Fri, 9/24/10, Eric Booth <ebooth@ppri.tamu.edu> wrote:

> From: Eric Booth <ebooth@ppri.tamu.edu>
> Subject: Re: st: "Label define" syntax for "all other values"
> To: "<statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
> Date: Friday, September 24, 2010, 2:55 AM
> <>
> 
> 
> lab def rr_jobf 1 "Driver" 2 "Conductor" 3 "Brakeman" 4
> "Fireman", modify
> 
> levelsof rr_job if rr_job>4, local(lev)
> foreach x in `lev' {
>     lab def
> rr_jobf   `x'  "All Other Jobs", modify
>     }
> 
> lab li
> lab val rr_job  rr_jobf
> 
> -Eric
> __
> Eric A. Booth
> Public Policy Research Institute
> Texas A&M University
> ebooth@ppri.tamu.edu
> Office: +979.845.6754
> 
> On Sep 24, 2010, at 1:46 AM, Dan Waldo wrote:
> 
> > Dear list members,
> > Suppose that variable rr_job takes the values
> 1,2,3,...,999. Can I construct a format for this variable
> that specifies some values and lumps the rest into a
> catchall category? That is, can I write
> > 
> > label define rr_jobf 1 "Driver" 2 "Conductor" 3
> "Brakeman" 4 "Fireman" <other> "All other jobs"
> > 
> > where <other> represents the syntax I don't know
> but means any value not elsewhere specified.
> > 
> > Thanks!
> > 
> > 


      

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