Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2011 20:44:07 -0800
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From: spruce18b <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Stripping off attributes: Variable labels in a vector loop
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I know that removing the attributes of variables removes meaning from the
data. My objective is to present my students with a naked file and to ask
them to add the variable labels, value labels, missing values and other
attributes so that they will understand what is required to make a data file
It took only a couple of minutes for me in the Variable View View window to
remove the variable labels. I want to know how to remove them with syntax.
Below is my code. The value labels have been repeated for the string
variables because they vary in width. My main query concerns the loop with
the vector. Please note that the variable labels have not been removed, as
shown in the output from DISPLAY LABELS command, and that a rogue variable
v has a variable label of "(#I) ' '".
value labels course.
value labels facultid.
value labels q17prog.
value labels id to surveyc q01a to q16age q18coop to q25comut.
missing values id to surveyc q01a to q16age q18coop to q25comut ().
string v (A10).
VECTOR V=id to surveyc.
LOOP #I=1 TO 3.
VAR LABELS V(#I) ' '.
Variable Position Label
id 1 Student ID
location 2 Project Location
surveyc 3 Survey Category
... Many lines omitted ...
v 41 (#I) ' '
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