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Re: st: Defining Value labels from string values, not like -sencode-


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Defining Value labels from string values, not like -sencode-
Date   Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:33:51 +0100

Check out -labmask- from SJ.

FAQ     .  How to assign the val. of a var. as the val. labels of another var.
        . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  UCLA Academic Technology Services
        7/08    http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/faq/labmask.htm

SJ-8-2  gr0034  . . . . . . . . . .  Speaking Stata: Between tables and graphs
        (help labmask, seqvar if installed) . . . . . . . . . . . .  N. J. Cox
        Q2/08   SJ 8(2):269--289
        outlines techniques for producing table-like graphs

Nick
njcoxstata@gmail.com


On 30 April 2013 15:29, Pedro Nakashima <nakashimapedrolist@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear users,
>
> I'm looking for a way to transform a string variable (in the example
> below, strvar) in float variable, with the same value labels as the
> former string variable, as does the command -sencode-.
>
> However, I do not want the values of the value labels 1,2,3 .... n, as
> -sencode- does.
>
> I would like the numbers to be the same as of another variable (in the
> example below, variable "values"), eg:
>
> clear
> input str4 strvar float values
> "adm" +1
> "desl" -1
> end
> sencode strvar, replace
> replace strvar = -1 if strvar == 2
> labmm strvar 1 "adm" -1 "desl"
>
>
> ps: here, -sencode- and -labmm- are from ssc (the later, is part of -labutil2-)
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