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PREPARATION: Stata module to facilitate a one-by-one observation of varlist to make it easier to control data and labels


  • Johannes N. Blumenberg

    () (Johannes Gutenberg-Universit├Ąt Mainz)


Preparation loops through all variables in the varlist and displays a table of contents of each of those variable. Since display of the output breaks after each variable this script makes it easier to control data and labels of the dataset or just to take a closer look at data. The ado also automatically leaves out string variables and displays missing values. Both options can be switched on and off of course. Furthermore it allows to leave out variables which consist of more than a user defined number of rows.{p_end}

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  • Johannes N. Blumenberg, 2012. "PREPARATION: Stata module to facilitate a one-by-one observation of varlist to make it easier to control data and labels," Statistical Software Components S457569, Boston College Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:boc:bocode:s457569
    Note: This module should be installed from within Stata by typing "ssc install preparation". The module is made available under terms of the GPL v3 ( Windows users should not attempt to download these files with a web browser.

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