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RE: st: Number of characters in a variable label

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   RE: st: Number of characters in a variable label
Date   Mon, 15 Feb 2010 15:18:20 -0000

Not so. As the thread flagged by Eric does clearly indicate,
characteristics may be used for this purpose; and you may -display- them
at any time in a session. 


Mosi Ifatunji


Thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately this has not solved the
problem. I know "needing/wanting" more than 80 characters is not the
norm for a variable label, but I am looking to generate a printout
with the original questions and some basic frequency distributions. I
think I might be stuck using R for this but just wanted to put out a
second call.

On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 3:29 PM, Eric Booth <>

> See this thread:

On Feb 14, 2010, at 3:16 PM, Mosi Ifatunji wrote:

>> I am using Stata 11 (intercooled) and would liek to know if there is
>> some way to expand the number of characters in a variable label form
>> the preset 80 to some larger number.

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