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Ay <yuniphone@yahoo.co.id> |

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

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Re: st: Using variable label |

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Wed, 21 Sep 2011 15:25:53 +1000 |

One more thing that i forgot, i tried to type: tab educ, nolabel tab educ Both commands show no difference at all on the output provided. Yun On 21 Sep 2011, at 13:05, David Kantor <kantor.d@att.net> wrote: > At 07:42 PM 9/20/2011, Yun wrote: >> Hi all, >> Does anyone know how to list or use variable label instead of variable name in stata? >> >> For instance when you use command: sum varlists. >> >> I'm using stata 11.0 >> I prefer to use variable label & had read about label in the stata guide but didn't find how to use varlabel label. >> I just knew how to create it. >> >> It is the label in variable box on the left in the stata screen, usually appears in the second coloumn after variable name. >> >> I try an example with '"nolabel'" word attached in the command box but seen an error message in red: >> option nolabel not allowed >> r(198); >> >> Thank you in advanced. >> Yun >> [...] > > If I understand correctly, you want a variable label to appear, rather than the name. > Each command has its own "policy" on whether to display names or variable labels. > For example, -tabulate- uses variable labels; -summarize- uses names. > For most commands, there is no control over this. Actually, I am not aware of any Stata-supplied command that gives you control over this behavior, though my experience is limited or I may be overlooking something. Conceivably, it is possible to create a command with that option, but it's not usually done (or I'm overlooking something). > > For commands that potentially display a lot of variables (other than -describe-, which gives you both), names are the appropriate choice. > > Some commands (for example, -tabulate-) have a -nolabel- option (possibly the opposite of what you had in mind), but this usually refers to value labels -- a feature distinct from variable labels. > > HTH > --David > > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search > * http://www.stata.com/support/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/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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