get_label

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Retrieve variable label(s) of labelled data

This function returns the variable labels of labelled data.

Usage
get_label(x, ..., def.value = NULL, case = NULL)
Arguments
x

A data frame with variables that have label attributes (e.g. from an imported SPSS, SAS or STATA data set, via read_spss, read_sas or read_stata); a variable (vector) with variable label attribute; or a list of variables with variable label attributes. See 'Examples'.

...

Optional, names of variables, where labels should be retrieved. Required, if either data is a data frame and no vector, or if only selected variables from x should be used in the function. Convenient argument to work with pipe-chains (see 'Examples').

def.value

Optional, a character string which will be returned as label if x has no label attribute. By default, NULL is returned.

case

Desired target case. Labels will automatically converted into the specified character case. See to_any_case for more details on this argument.

Value

A named character vector with all variable labels from the data frame or list; or a simple character vector (of length 1) with the variable label, if x is a variable. If x is a single vector and has no label attribute, the value of def.value will be returned (which is by default NULL).

Note

var_labels is an alternative way to set variable labels, which follows the philosophy of tidyvers API design (data as first argument, dots as value pairs indicating variables)

See Also

See vignette Labelled Data and the sjlabelled-Package for more details; set_label to manually set variable labels or get_labels to get value labels; var_labels to set multiple variable labels at once.

Aliases
  • get_label
Examples
# NOT RUN {
# import SPSS data set
# mydat <- read_spss("my_spss_data.sav", enc="UTF-8")

# retrieve variable labels
# mydat.var <- get_label(mydat)

# retrieve value labels
# mydat.val <- get_labels(mydat)

data(efc)

# get variable lable
get_label(efc$e42dep)

# alternative way
get_label(efc)["e42dep"]

# 'get_label()' also works within pipe-chains
efc %>% get_label(e42dep, e16sex)

# set default values
get_label(mtcars, mpg, cyl, def.value = "no var labels")

# simple barplot
barplot(table(efc$e42dep))
# get value labels to annotate barplot
barplot(table(efc$e42dep),
        names.arg = get_labels(efc$e42dep),
        main = get_label(efc$e42dep))

# get labels from multiple variables
get_label(list(efc$e42dep, efc$e16sex, efc$e15relat))

# use case conversion for human-readable labels
data(iris)
get_label(iris, def.value = colnames(iris))
get_label(iris, def.value = colnames(iris), case = "parsed")

# }
Documentation reproduced from package sjlabelled, version 1.0.16, License: GPL-3

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