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Re: st: rename variables UPPERCASE to lowercase


From   Nick Winter <nw53@cornell.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: rename variables UPPERCASE to lowercase
Date   Mon, 26 Apr 2004 08:55:29 -0400

At 12:59 PM 4/26/2004 +0100, you wrote:
Hello,

I need to convert all variable names from UPPERCASE to lowercase. How can I do that?

Many thanks.

Ada Ma

. foreach var of varlist * {
. rename `v' `=lower("`v'")'
. }


This will cycle through every variable in the dataset, renaming each to its equivalent, all-lower-case self.

Or I'm sure there are canned solutions out there, but this is a case, for me at least, where knowing a bit about -foreach- and local macros is far easier than remembering which canned solution does this little job...

--Nick Winter



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