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Re: st: How can I label a variable with a combination of two value labels


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: How can I label a variable with a combination of two value labels
Date   Fri, 4 Jan 2013 10:03:15 +0000

Too hasty. Ignore this. Sorry. Nick

On Fri, Jan 4, 2013 at 3:06 AM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
> Spaces in variable labels are not a problem. Your middle line should I
> think be more like
>
> label variable var`i'_`j' "`: label lbl_c`j'' `: label lbl_p`i''"
>
> i.e. no spaces after "_c" or "_p".
>
> Nick
>
> On Fri, Jan 4, 2013 at 12:16 AM, Gupta, Ani <agupta@compasslexecon.com> wrote:
>> Hi Daniel,
>>
>> Thanks for the response. Yes, I should have referred to them as lbl_c and lbl_p throughout.
>>
>> I tried using your suggested method, as below:
>>
>> forvalues i = 1/20 {
>>         forvalues j = 1/2 {
>>                 label variable var`i'_`j' "`: label lbl_c `j'' `: label lbl_p `i''"
>>         }
>> }
>>
>> But it didn't work. The problem, I think, is that both sets of labels include multiple words separated by spaces.
>>
>> Thanks again,
>>
>> Ani
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of daniel klein
>> Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2013 4:01 PM
>> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>> Subject: Re: st: How can I label a variable with a combination of two value labels
>>
>> First, in your code you keep referring to <lbl>, where you should refer to either <lbl_c> or <lbl_p>. However, these migth be typos and it is unlikely they cause the "invalid syntax" errors.
>>
>> Anyway, if your labels do not contain [compound (double)] quotes, a simple
>>
>> forv j = 1/2 {
>>         forv k = 1/20 {
>>                 la var var`j'_`k' "`: label lbl_c `j'' `: label lbl_p `k''"
>>         }
>> }
>>
>> should do the trick.
>>
>> If this does not work, I guess  we need more information on what your labels look like.
>>
>> Best
>> Daniel
>>
>> --
>> I have two value labels lbl_c and lbl_p that take 2 and 20 values respectively
>>
>> I also have 40 variables of the type var`i'_`j' where i = 1/2 and `j' = 1/20
>>
>> I want to label each variable var`i'_`j' with a combination of lbl_c `i' and lbl_p `j'
>>
>> For a single label I would use -- label variable var`i' "`:  label lbl `i' '"
>>
>> I tried various combinations of quotes of the form -- label variable var`i'_`j'  "`"`:  label lbl `i' '" "`:  label lbl `j' '"'", but I always get a syntax error message.
>>
>> Does anyone know the correct combination of quotes that would make this work?
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