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RE: st:revise variables labels for a group of variables


From   Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   "'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st:revise variables labels for a group of variables
Date   Thu, 14 Oct 2010 18:12:34 +0100

See -help extended_fcn-. 

foreach of var frog toad newt whatever* { 
	label var `v' "`: var label `v'' revised" 
}

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Amanda Fu


I was wondering if someone could give me some help with the variable labels.

I am recoding a group of variables (more than 10) by creating new
variables with the revised scales and keeping the original variables
as well. For the variable labels of the new variables, I would like to
define them as "original variable's labels + recoded".
What I have not figured out is how to import the original variable
labels and add "revised".

One way is to clone the new variable (--clonevar--)and then add a word
"revised" to the new labels. But I am stuck with how to change the
variable labels for a variable list together.

The following is an example of the two variables I would like to revise:

---------------------------------------
original variable  name:   educ
original variable label:     education level
recoded variable name:  educ_r
revised variable label:     education level revised

original variable  name:    mar
original variable label:      marital status
recoded variable name:   mar_r
revised variable label:      marital status revised
---------------------------------------


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