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Re: st: labels and #delimit


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: labels and #delimit
Date   Mon, 16 Jan 2012 23:43:23 +0000

In your sample code the -infile- line can't be run by us as we don't
have the file in question; that does not appear problematic. The
-label- definition for F0001_ is corrupted; presumably you would have
a corresponding error.

I ran a sample do file with definitions for the other two labels and
the labels show up fine with -label dir- and -label li-.

I can thus find nothing problematic in your code and cannot support
your hypothesis that the delimiter is problematic.

Nick

On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 11:28 PM, Stephen Porter <srporter@ncsu.edu> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I'm trying to use a dataset created by the Dept of Education, using the do
> files they provide to researchers. The data loads fine; however, the value
> labels do not seem to work.
>
> Here is a sample of the code:
>
> infile using "C:\data\student.dct"
> #delimit ;
>   label define F0001_
>     0 "No"
>     1 "Yes"
>     -7 "Item legitimate skip/NA"
>     -on-response/component not applicable"
>     -9 "Missing"
>    ;
>   label define F0002_
>     0 "No"
>     1 "Yes"
>     2 "Haven't decided yet"
>     3 "Don't know what a test for the IB is"
>     -7 "Item legitimate skip/NA"
>     -8 "Unit non-response/component not applicable"
>     -9 "Missing"
>    ;
>   label define F0003_
>     0 "No"
>     1 "Yes"
>     2 "Haven't decided yet"
>     3 "Don't know what an Adv Placement test is"
>     -7 "Item legitimate skip/NA"
>     -8 "Unit non-response/component not applicable"
>     -9 "Missing"
>    ;
> #delimit cr
>
> The command 'label dir' returns nothing when this code is run; in fact,
> no commands in the do file will run after the label section. Each label
> runs fine when entered on the command line, so I figure it must be
> something with the delimiter.
>

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