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Re: st: label variable: curious response

From   Nick Cox <>
To   "" <>
Subject   Re: st: label variable: curious response
Date   Thu, 30 May 2013 17:13:15 +0100

Your double quotation marks appear to be a non-standard character. I
make it ASCII 152, but other people may be working with a different
standard ASCII standard, so to speak.

Stata has no inherent objection to being "in the South". That would be


On 30 May 2013 16:38, Michael McCulloch <> wrote:
> Greetings!
> I'm scratching my head over the following error message:
> . sysuse nlsw88, clear
> . gen wt = int(uniform()*10)
> . la var south ”Lives in the south”
> invalid syntax
> r(198);
> Even though the Help Label instructions show examples of labels containing spaces, that error message is not reported if I change the command to:
> . la var south ”Lives”

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