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David Torres <writeon4truth2@msn.com> |

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

Subject |
Re: st: Preserve Variable Labels After Reshape |

Date |
Wed, 19 Dec 2012 20:13:32 -0600 |

The 150 variables I have, however, are the same in each of five files, each representing a different year. The labels are the same. I am simple trying to keep those labels after a reshape. I fail to see how in my case this doesn't make sense. Cheers Sent from my iPhone On Dec 19, 2012, at 8:07 PM, "Joerg Luedicke" <joerg.luedicke@gmail.com> wrote: > I agree with Nick that this makes no sense. Say you reshape your 150 > variables such that you have only one variable in long format, then > you have only one variable for which you can use one label. > > Joerg > > On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 8:58 PM, David Torres <writeon4truth2@msn.com> wrote: >> Okay, is there a way to save the labels and reinsert them after reshape? I'm not too keen on having to retype labels for 150 variables. >> >> Thanks >> >> Sent from my iPhone >> >> On Dec 19, 2012, at 7:24 PM, "Nick Cox" <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote: >> >>> How could they be preserved? A -reshape- is not a one-to-one mapping. >>> >>> Nick >>> >>> On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 1:16 AM, David Torres <writeon4truth2@msn.com> wrote: >>>> I'm reshaping some data from wide to long and would like to preserve my variable labels. Does anyone know an easy way to do this? >>>> >>>> I've already tried the user-written commands -longshape-, -reshape7-, and -reshape8-. My variable labels were not preserved. >>> * >>> * For searches and help try: >>> * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >>> * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/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/faqs/resources/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/faqs/resources/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/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: st: Preserve Variable Labels After Reshape***From:*Joerg Luedicke <joerg.luedicke@gmail.com>

**References**:**st: Preserve Variable Labels After Reshape***From:*David Torres <writeon4truth2@msn.com>

**Re: st: Preserve Variable Labels After Reshape***From:*Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>

**Re: st: Preserve Variable Labels After Reshape***From:*David Torres <writeon4truth2@msn.com>

**Re: st: Preserve Variable Labels After Reshape***From:*Joerg Luedicke <joerg.luedicke@gmail.com>

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