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Re: st: adding brief description to a database

From   "Roger B. Newson" <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   Re: st: adding brief description to a database
Date   Thu, 05 Jul 2012 15:36:02 +0100

If you type, in Stata,

help label

then you will find the -label data- command, which creates a label for the current dataset in memory. If you save this current dataset, and then use it in another Stata session, then the dataset will still be labelled.

I hope this helps.


Roger B Newson BSc MSc DPhil
Lecturer in Medical Statistics
Respiratory Epidemiology and Public Health Group
National Heart and Lung Institute
Imperial College London
Royal Brompton Campus
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On 05/07/2012 15:32, Paolo Bonaiuti wrote:
Hi all,

this might be a trivial question. If so, sorry, but I didn't manage to
find its answer on
Does anybody knon how to add a brief description to a database?

I mean: when you type:
. sysuse auto,clear

you have as output:
  (1978 Automobile Data)

how can I add a similar description to my database?

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