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Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> |

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"statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

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

Date |
Tue, 25 Jun 2013 00:04:34 +0100 |

OK. Then I guess you should look at help extended_fcn to see how to look up value labels given values. Nick njcoxstata@gmail.com On 24 June 2013 23:53, Erika Kociolek <ekociole@gmail.com> wrote: > 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/ * * 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:*Sergiy Radyakin <serjradyakin@gmail.com>

**References**:**st: For Loop Using Variable Labels***From:*Erika Kociolek <ekociole@gmail.com>

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

**Re: st: For Loop Using Variable Labels***From:*Erika Kociolek <ekociole@gmail.com>

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