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Re: st: RE: hiding value labels


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: RE: hiding value labels
Date   Wed, 11 Dec 2013 00:29:47 +0000

The help for -edit- explains:

edit [varlist] [if] [in] [, nolabel]
Nick
njcoxstata@gmail.com


On 10 December 2013 22:24, Laurence (DataTreat Gmail)
<datatreat@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> idle).
>
> (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.)
>
> Regards
> Laurence
>
>
> Laurence Lester
> Adelaide, South Australia
>
> -----Original Message-----
> Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2013 02:20:45 +0000
> From: Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
> 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.
>
> Nick
> njcoxstata@gmail.com
>
> 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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