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


From   Andreas Daniel <andreas.daniel@uni-bielefeld.de>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: How do I put a value of a local macro into a variable label
Date   Mon, 30 Jan 2012 09:02:08 +0100

Dear Christophe, dear Nick,

thank you for your help, especially for the literature reference!!

Andy

Am 27.01.2012 14:10, schrieb Nick Cox:
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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