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Re: st: Using variable label


From   Ay <yuniphone@yahoo.co.id>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Using variable label
Date   Wed, 21 Sep 2011 15:25:53 +1000

One more thing that i forgot, i tried to type:

tab educ, nolabel

tab educ 

Both commands show no difference at all on the output provided.

Yun




On 21 Sep 2011, at 13:05, David Kantor <kantor.d@att.net> wrote:

> At 07:42 PM 9/20/2011, Yun wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Does anyone know how to list or use variable label instead of variable name in stata?
>> 
>> For instance when you use command: sum varlists.
>> 
>> I'm using stata 11.0
>> I prefer to use variable label & had read about label in the stata guide but didn't find how to use varlabel label.
>> I just knew how to create it.
>> 
>> It is the label in variable box on the left in the stata screen, usually appears in the second coloumn after variable name.
>> 
>> I try an example with '"nolabel'" word attached in the command box but seen an error message in red:
>> option nolabel not allowed
>> r(198);
>> 
>> Thank you in advanced.
>> Yun
>> [...]
> 
> If I understand correctly, you want a variable label to appear, rather than the name.
> Each command has its own "policy" on whether to display names or variable labels.
> For example, -tabulate- uses variable labels; -summarize- uses names.
> For most commands, there is no control over this. Actually, I am not aware of any Stata-supplied command that gives you control over this behavior, though my experience is limited or I may be overlooking something. Conceivably, it is possible to create a command with that option, but it's not usually done (or I'm overlooking something).
> 
> For commands that potentially display a lot of variables (other than -describe-, which gives you both), names are the appropriate choice.
> 
> Some commands (for example, -tabulate-) have a -nolabel- option (possibly the opposite of what you had in mind), but this usually refers to value labels -- a feature distinct from variable labels.
> 
> HTH
> --David
> 
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