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st: -numlabel, add- problem

From   Friedrich Huebler <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   st: -numlabel, add- problem
Date   Thu, 4 Mar 2004 09:32:53 -0800 (PST)

The command -numlabel _all, add- works most of the time but not
always. I have a problem with one file containing 27,000 observations
in 82 variables, most of them in byte format. When I enter -numlabel
_all, add- (or -numlabel, add-) numeric values are added to the value
labels of about 20 variables, but the value labels of about 40 other
variables are not changed. To change the value labels I have to
specify the variable names in the -numlabel- command. I tried the
-mask-, -force- and -detail- options to no avail. Below is an example
for one variable for which -numlabel _all, add- does not work. I use
Stata 8.2 with the latest updates.

Friedrich Huebler

. d hl3

              storage  display     value
variable name   type   format      label      variable label
hl3             byte   %10.0g      hl3        sex

. sum hl3

    Variable |       Obs        Mean    Std. Dev.       Min       
         hl3 |     27035    1.511929    .4998669          1         

. lab list hl3
           1 male
           2 female
           7 missing

. numlabel _all, add

. lab list hl3
           1 male
           2 female
           7 missing

. numlabel hl3, add

. lab list hl3
           1 1. male
           2 2. female
           7 7. missing

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