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


From   richgold@ix.netcom.com
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Verify that all values of a variable are mapped after -label values-
Date   Thu, 20 Jun 2013 15:57:42 -0400 (GMT-04:00)

try the -labelbook- command with the "problem" option

Rich


-----Original Message-----
>From: Toby Robertson <toby.robertson@hotmail.com>
>Sent: Jun 20, 2013 3:48 PM
>To: "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
>Subject: st: Verify that all values of a variable are mapped after -label values-
>
>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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