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st: RE: Tab gen names


From   "David Radwin" <dradwin@mprinc.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Tab gen names
Date   Mon, 4 Jun 2012 09:24:28 -0700 (PDT)

I would just program this using extended macro functions. For example:

levelsof myvariable
foreach value in `r(levels)' {
	gen `: label (myvariable) `value'' = myvariable == 1
	} 

If you prefer lower case variables as many users do, change the second
line to

	gen `=lower("`: label (myvariable) `value''")' = myvariable == 1

David
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-
> statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Michael Betz
> Sent: Monday, June 04, 2012 9:15 AM
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: st: Tab gen names
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> Is there a way to name the variables created by tabulate generate()
> according to the tabulated variable's value labels. I want to create
> dummies for each category in the variable "tenure", which takes the
values
> 
> 1==Freehold
> 2==Leasehold
> 3==Mailo
> 4==Customary
> 
> These show up as the newly created variables' labels, but I'd like them
to
> be the variable names. Any thoughts?

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