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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 23:53:56 +0000

This isn't consistent with the report that each -label- definition
works fine when executed separately.

Nick

On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 11:49 PM, Alan Neustadtl
<alan.neustadtl@gmail.com> wrote:
> The line "-on-response/component not applicable"" is leading to the
> error.  Remove it and your labels work fine.  It looks like Stata is
> expecting a number here but not getting it.
>
> Best,
> Alan
>
>
> On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 6:28 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.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Steve
>>
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