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RE: st: rename variables UPPERCASE to lowercase


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: rename variables UPPERCASE to lowercase
Date   Mon, 26 Apr 2004 14:27:41 +0100

Independently, Nick Winter has suggested what
I suggested as a solution using only official 
commands. However, his version is correct 
in remembering the " " in 

  . rename `v' `=lower("`v'")'

and mine is incorrect. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Nick Winter

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

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