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Re: st: Fwd: how to use the label of oldvar to name newvar


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Fwd: how to use the label of oldvar to name newvar
Date   Sun, 14 Apr 2013 14:34:20 +0100

When you say "the label" are you referring to value labels or variable labels?

Can you give an equivalent example with a dataset we can all access e.g.

sysuse auto
Nick
njcoxstata@gmail.com


On 14 April 2013 14:29, anne broe <annebroe@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear all
>
> I am encoding a string var atc to a numeric var n_atc to enable the
> use of forvalues.
> In each loop i generate a newvar called atc_`xx' if atc== `xx' and
> collapse (sum) of this variable.
> My problem however that instead of atc_`xx' I would like the variable
> to be named after the original string var atc which equals the label
> of n_atc.
>
> Is there anyway you can use the `xx' to identify to variable and then
> name it after the label?
>
> Hope someone can help me
> Thanks
> Anne
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