On Thursday 26 April 2007 1:10:00 pm toby dunn wrote:
> And what is the problem with converting this to SAS code again?
> The Value Labels are formats in SAS.
> And I am not wholly sure I would have the variables labels iterate what the
> question was verbatum. Â Seems to me that that should be something for
> external documentation.
I would anticipate no problems converting this to SAS code. I can do it in my
text editor. I could write a program to do it, but was hoping that someone
else already has done that.
The problem of the value labels being too long is only a problem if you are
manually text editing. The program editor within SAS (where I want to run the
program) will truncate lines that are too long. What with the resulting
unbalanced quotes and so forth, the resulting program won't run. In the
external text editor, you have to manually go through 1'00's of lines (the
program from which the example is an excerpt had 1,875 lines) to find the
ones that are too long and split them up. This is incredibly tedious.
As for the substance of the variable labels, that is how the client's
automated SPSS program creator does it. Personally, I'd never do it that way.
But they do serve to tell me what, say, qb3r actually is so I can do my
analysis. Afterwards, I clean up the labels for the variables I've decided to