Stata The Stata listserver
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date index][Thread index]

st: question about labelling

From   Radu Ban <>
To   <>
Subject   st: question about labelling
Date   Thu, 27 Feb 2003 12:21:27 -0500 (EST)

Dear all,

I have a lot of variables of the type

xyz101 xyz105 xyz211...

and I want to label them like this:

label var xyz101 "[description] 101"

I would like to know whether I can speed up this labelling process, since
I have over a hundred of these variables.
I tried the following piece of code:

foreach `name' of varlist xyz* {
	local code = substr(`name', -3, .)
	label var `name' `"indigineous input # `code'"'

but it gives me a type mismatch, which makes me believe -substr- is trying
to extract the string out of the variable itself not its name. Can anyone
point the way oout?

Thanks in advance,

Radu Ban

*   For searches and help try:

© Copyright 1996–2019 StataCorp LLC   |   Terms of use   |   Privacy   |   Contact us   |   What's new   |   Site index