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Erika Kociolek <ekociole@gmail.com> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
Re: st: For Loop Using Variable Labels |

Date |
Mon, 24 Jun 2013 15:53:49 -0700 |

Yes, I do mean value label. Apologies for confusing terminology. On Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 3:49 PM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote: > You say > > "I'd like to use > the "levelsof" command on the variable label instead of the variable > values, since the label for the lowest category will always be in the > dataset, but there may not be a variable value for each response > category" > > When you say _variable label_ do you mean _value label_ ? . > Nick > njcoxstata@gmail.com > > > On 24 June 2013 23:40, Erika Kociolek <ekociole@gmail.com> wrote: >> Let's say I wanted to write to a file the number of responses to a >> variety of survey questions with different categories. I'll use the >> voter dataset to illustrate what I want to do. >> >> ********************** >> *Stata Code* >> >> cd C:/PATH/Data/ >> sysuse voter, clear >> keep candidat-inc >> drop if inc == 1 /*Drop if inc variable is equal to 1 (< $15k)*/ >> >> file open mefile using ../Data/Test.txt, write replace >> file write mefile "Variable" _tab "Value" _tab "Number" _tab "Total" _tab _n >> >> foreach v of varlist candidat-inc{ /*For each variable in the dataset:*/ >> levelsof `v', local(temp) /*Store variable values in a local macros.*/ >> >> foreach t of local temp{ /*For each value of the variable:*/ >> file write mefile "`v'" _tab /*Write variable name to file,*/ >> file write mefile "`t'" _tab /*Write question response to file,*/ >> summarize `v' if `v' == `t' >> file write mefile "`r(N)'" _tab /*Write value to file,*/ >> } >> summarize `v' >> file write mefile "`r(N)'" _tab _n /*Write total number of >> responses to the question (variable) to file.*/ >> } >> >> file close mefile >> ********************** >> >> So I dropped the lowest income category from the dataset (let's assume >> there were no responses in that particular category). I'd like to use >> the "levelsof" command on the variable label instead of the variable >> values, since the label for the lowest category will always be in the >> dataset, but there may not be a variable value for each response >> category. How would one do that? >> >> Thanks! >> * >> * For searches and help try: >> * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >> * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ >> * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search > * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: st: For Loop Using Variable Labels***From:*Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>

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**Re: st: For Loop Using Variable Labels***From:*Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>

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