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st: Re: easier way to rename?


From   "Marcela Perticara" <mperticara@uahurtado.cl>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Re: easier way to rename?
Date   Fri, 13 Sep 2002 17:42:30 -0500

take a look at renvars

findit renvars

I think it has what you want.

STB-60  dm88 . . . . . . . . . Renaming variables, multiply and
systematically
        (help renvars if installed)  . . . . . . . . . N. J. Cox and J.
Weesie
        3/01    pp.4--6; STB Reprints Vol 10, pp.41--44
        renames variables by changing prefixes, postfixes, substrings,
        or as specified by a user supplied rule



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----- Original Message -----
From: "Radu Ban" <rban@nber.org>
To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Sent: Friday, September 13, 2002 4:34 PM
Subject: st: easier way to rename?


> I want to rename my variables (which now have long names since they come
> from an excel sheet). I would like to know if there is a quick way to
rename
> a recurring word to an abbreviation.
> For example, a lot of my variables contain the word 'households' and I
would
> like to rename it to 'hh' for easier access later. I know there's renpfix,
> but this only takes care of characters at the start of the variable name.
> Thank you,
>
> Radu Ban
>
>
>
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