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Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> |

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"statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

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Re: st: Using variable label |

Date |
Wed, 21 Sep 2011 07:20:36 +0100 |

Nick On 21 Sep 2011, at 06:23, Ay <yuniphone@yahoo.co.id> wrote:

Hi David, Thank you for your reply. Yes, i want to use variable label. I have read in the stata user's guide (u.pdf) page 132 about it. The last sentence is"whenever Stata produces output, it will use the variable labelsrather than the variable names to label the results if there is aroom."I am wondering if i could use varlabel along with outreg command. In the guide book, an example given for: describe command only. Thank you. 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 ofvariable name in stata?For instance when you use command: sum varlists. I'm using stata 11.0I prefer to use variable label & had read about label in the stataguide 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 boxbut 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 orvariable labels.For example, -tabulate- uses variable labels; -summarize- uses names.For most commands, there is no control over this. Actually, I amnot aware of any Stata-supplied command that gives you control overthis behavior, though my experience is limited or I may beoverlooking something. Conceivably, it is possible to create acommand with that option, but it's not usually done (or I'moverlooking something).For commands that potentially display a lot of variables (otherthan -describe-, which gives you both), names are the appropriatechoice.Some commands (for example, -tabulate-) have a -nolabel- option(possibly the opposite of what you had in mind), but this usuallyrefers to value labels -- a feature distinct from variable labels.HTH --David * * 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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**Follow-Ups**:**Re: st: Using variable label***From:*Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>

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