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Re: st: SImple question on "describe"

From   Philip Ryan <>
Subject   Re: st: SImple question on "describe"
Date   Wed, 21 Jun 2006 11:14:17 +0930

In response to the second part of the question, I think this is bit trickier. The display of data under -table- is controlled by -tabdisp-. This is an in-built command, so not amenable to tinkering by end-users. -tabdisp- behaves a bit like -tabulate- in that, by default, these commands display the variable label, not the variable name, in the headers. -tabulate- has a -nolabel- option that allows you to choose to display the variable name, but you don't get the choice of both. -tabdispl- does not even have a -nolabel- option (and consequently -table- does not permit it).

So... I think if you want to get variable name and label into the row/col headers of a cross-tabulation display, then you might need to knit your own from a reasonably low level. I haven't looked thoroughly at the enormous number of user written programs in the general area of tables, so maybe someone has already tackled this.


At 05:44 PM 20/06/2006 -0700, you wrote:


I've checked the user's guide, programming and the
reference guide.  I want to use describe and only want
the variable name and variable label - not the other
information.  Also, when I use a table command - I
would like to see BOTH the variable name and the
variable label - is this possible?


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