[Gretl-users] Value labels

Giuseppe Vittucci ignatiusreilly75 at yahoo.it
Fri Aug 2 07:38:30 EDT 2013


On Fri, 2013-08-02 at 13:04 +0200, Riccardo (Jack) Lucchetti wrote:
> On Fri, 2 Aug 2013, Giuseppe Vittucci wrote:
> 
> > I noted that the new version of gretl handles the value labels for
> > string-valued variables when it imports a dataset.
> > They are shown when I list the variable.
> > I wonder if there is some way to access/modify/drop these labels.
> 
> At present, the feature is experimental and no, there's no built-in way. 
> The only thing you can do, at the moment, is
> 
> * save your dataset in xml form
> * open the xml file and look for "valstrings"
> * modify the xml file as desired

Fine for me.

> If you're thinking "this is way too complicated", you're right. 
> Proper 
> support for string-valued variables is planned, but not a priority, unless 
> overwhelming popular demand convinces the development team ;)
 
Not a priority, but a useful feature (especially when one works with
survey data with a lot of categorical variables).

Bye
Giuseppe

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>    Riccardo (Jack) Lucchetti
>    Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali (DiSES)
> 
>    Università Politecnica delle Marche
>    (formerly known as Università di Ancona)
> 
>    r.lucchetti at univpm.it
>    http://www2.econ.univpm.it/servizi/hpp/lucchetti
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