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st: using macros in label define


From   Barry Quinn <b.quinn@qub.ac.uk>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: using macros in label define
Date   Wed, 25 Apr 2012 18:25:12 +0100

Hi, 

I am getting an invalid syntax message when using a local in -label define-. 
Here is my code:

*DEFINE GROUP VARIABLES
*TYPE
sort B_Type
gen type=lower(trim(subinstr(B_Type," ","",.)))
egen typ=group(type)
la var typ "Type of Institutions"
save tmp1, replace 
keep if type!=type[_n+1]
levelsof type, loc(type) clean
loc z=0
loc def ""
foreach x of loc type{
loc ++z
loc def `def' `z' " " `""`x'""' " "
}
use tmp1, clear
la def type `def'
la li type
la val typ type

I may be missing something obvious but i was wondering is there an issue with use macros in label define ?

thanks 

Barry Quinn
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