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Re: st: How do I put a value of a local macro into a variable label


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: How do I put a value of a local macro into a variable label
Date   Fri, 27 Jan 2012 13:10:43 +0000

At a guess what you want to is associate 1 2 3 4 with a b c d
respectively. There are several ways to do this. Here is one.

tokenize "1 2 3 4"
local i = 1
foreach w in a b c d {
         label var `w'var "Variable of wave ``i'' "
         local ++i
}

Your example would permit simpler solutions because the values are
just 1 2 3 4, but I've given a more general technique.

There is a more complete discussion including other solutions in

http://www.stata-journal.com/article.html?article=pr0009

which is accessible to anyone regardless of being a subscriber to the
Stata Journal.

Nick

On Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 12:36 PM, Andreas Daniel
<andreas.daniel@uni-bielefeld.de> wrote:

> is there a way to put the values of a local macro into a variable label
> using a foreach loop, like
>
>
> local wave 1 2 3 4
>
> foreach w in a b c d {
>
> label var `w'var "Variable of wave `wave' "
>
> }
>
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