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Re: st: Re: Variable Label Display


From   Rebecca Pope <rebecca.a.pope@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Re: Variable Label Display
Date   Thu, 13 Jun 2013 10:03:44 -0500

Another option if you are just trying to see which variable is which
when you click on it in the viewer/editor is to have the properties
displayed. You can do this is Stata 12 with the viewer/editor window
open, select "View" > "Properties". You can "pin" the properties to
the viewer window and the variable label will show up there when you
click on each variable. Same thing if you scroll across with arrow
keys. Not as convenient, perhaps, as seeing the labels in the column
head, but still in the same window.

Regards,
Rebecca

On Thu, Jun 13, 2013 at 10:00 AM, Dudekula, Anwar <dudekulaan@upmc.edu> wrote:
> Thank you very much Sergiy.
>
> cheers
> Anwar
> ________________________________________
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] on behalf of Sergiy Radyakin [serjradyakin@gmail.com]
> Sent: Thursday, June 13, 2013 10:53 AM
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: Re: st: Re: Variable Label Display
>
> No.
>
> And the reason is (perhaps) that multiple variables may have identical
> variable labels and that would not permit you to decide in the browser
> which column is which variable.
>
> You can however export your data to Excel in recent versions of Stata,
> which allows you to write the variable labels instead of variable
> names in the first line (this would still not override the Excels
> column names A, B, C, etc). See if this way is a suitable workaround.
>
> Hope this helps. Sergiy Radyakin
>
> On Thu, Jun 13, 2013 at 10:47 AM, Dudekula, Anwar <dudekulaan@upmc.edu> wrote:
>> Hi Statalisters,
>>
>> I apologize: my question will be  a silly one  to many experienced stata users in the forum(but didn't find it in prior posts).  I am working with a relatively large data set (a subset of variables are  named  HE1 to HE160, for convenience sake (renaming, reshaping and looping))  and all  variables are labelled. Is it possible to display variable label instead of variable name in data editor(browse OR edit view).The values  of a variable can be labelled and displayed(or hidden) with relative ease.
>>
>> cheers
>> Anwar
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