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Re: st: Verify that all values of a variable are mapped after -label values-


From   Steve Nakoneshny <scnakone@ucalgary.ca>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Verify that all values of a variable are mapped after -label values-
Date   Thu, 20 Jun 2013 13:56:44 -0600

Toby,

Won't -tab myvar,m- solve your problem? You will be able to see at a glance if any of your obs are unlabelled. At that, even -codebook myvar- and -labelbook mylabel- would be useful tools to identify any gaps.

Steve

On 2013-06-20, at 1:48 PM, Toby Robertson wrote:

> What is the easiest way to check whether, having applied a value label to a variable...
> 
>   label values myvar mylabel
> 
> ...every value of myvar in the dataset is mapped to mylabel?
> 
> I am using Stata 10, creating value labels from lookup files from numeric code variables to string descriptor variables using -labmask- followed by -label save-, and then applying them to the values of the numeric variables in very large datasets.
> 
> The obvious solution might be to merge the string variable itself from the lookup file into the target file (after which I could check the integrity of the merge, use -labmask-, and drop the string variable again) because I want to avoid that because of file size and read time  considerations.
> 
> Thanks in advance to anyone who knows the answer offhand!
> 
> Toby 		 	   		  
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