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st: RE: hiding value labels

From   "Laurence (DataTreat Gmail)" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: hiding value labels
Date   Wed, 11 Dec 2013 08:54:12 +1030

Thanks Nick, useful but would really like my cake and eat it: labels
available for tables etc., but hidden when looking in data editor (just bone

(And thanks Nick and others re quote: I'm thinking how best to adjust my
attribution appropriately, but I always liked the idea this is something
Albert Einstein had in mind.)


Laurence Lester
Adelaide, South Australia

-----Original Message-----
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2013 02:20:45 +0000
From: Nick Cox <>
Subject: hiding value labels [was: Re: st: Re: Apologies: Test#6]

foreach v of var * {
   label val `v'  .

should undo all associations of variables and value labels. Don't
- -save- the data in that form unless you really mean it.


P.S. Your quotation is often attributed to Einstein, but Alice
Calaprice in the authoritative "The ultimate quotable Einstein"
Princeton U.P. 2011 p.475 found no source. In any case the principle
is as least as old as Ockham's Razor.

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