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Re: st: using macros in label define


From   Jonathan Cantor <jonathan.h.cantor@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: using macros in label define
Date   Wed, 25 Apr 2012 13:28:40 -0400

Put the define object in quotes
la def type "`def'"


On Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 1:25 PM, Barry Quinn <b.quinn@qub.ac.uk> wrote:
> 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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Jonathan H. Cantor
BS Policy Analysis and Management 2010
MS Policy Analysis and Management 2011
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