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Re: st: Removing the overall variable label and using only variable value in sts graph


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Removing the overall variable label and using only variable value in sts graph
Date   Fri, 24 Feb 2012 09:28:44 +0000

By variable label, I think you mean value label. Big difference!

An easy way to do this is just to work with the result of

gen drug2 = drug

-drug2- inherits the values but not the value labels of -drug-.

Nick

On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 9:13 AM, Tim Evans <Tim.Evans@wmciu.nhs.uk> wrote:

> I'm using Stata 11.2 and am creating and exporting some Kaplan Maier curves but I want to drop the variable label from the legend in my sts graph so that I only have the value rather than both.
>
> For instance, if I run the following code:
>
> webuse drug2
> sts graph, by(drug)
>
> I end up with a legend that shows drug = 0 and drug = 1
>
> What I would like to do is drop the 'drug' and return only 0 or 1. There are many reasons for this, not least because if I have more than a few values in the variable, the legend becomes a little unwieldy and I also entitle the graph so that its clear what I'm graphing.
>
> I've had a search around on Google but don't seem to be able to find exactly what I want. So any help gratefully received.

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