[R] Variable labels and value labels

Bert Gunter bgunter.4567 at gmail.com
Tue May 31 16:49:07 CEST 2016

I am not sure this is relevant or helpful, but see ?abbreviate, which
one can use to abbreviate long strings as labels (but only for
English-like languages, I believe).

-- Bert

Bert Gunter

"The trouble with having an open mind is that people keep coming along
and sticking things into it."
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On Tue, May 31, 2016 at 5:00 AM,  <G.Maubach at weinwolf.de> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am using R for social sciences. In this field I am used to use short
> variable names like "q1" for question 1, "q2" for question 2 and so on and
> label the variables like q1 : "Please tell us your age" or q2 : "Could you
> state us your household income?" or something similar indicating which
> question is stored in the variable.
> Similar I am used to label values like 1: "Less than 18 years", 2 : "18 to
> 30 years", 3 : "31 to 60 years" and 4 : "61 years and more".
> I know that the packages Hmisc and memisc have a functionality for this
> but these labeling functions are limited to the packages they were defined
> for. Using the question tests as variable names is possible but very
> inconvenient.
> I there another way for labeling variables and values in R?
> Kind regards
> Georg Maubach
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