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st: RE: common prefix to all variables


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: common prefix to all variables
Date   Mon, 24 May 2004 17:59:28 +0100

Your example here, if literal, will fail 
because of the difference between `variable' 
and `variablen'. 

-unab- is unnecessary here. 

foreach x of var * { 
	rename `x' v_`x' 
} 

should work. 

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

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu]On Behalf Of Hans J.
> Baumgartner
> Sent: 24 May 2004 17:56
> To: statalist
> Subject: st: common prefix to all variables
> 
> 
> Hello statalist,
> 
> I would like to give all variables a common prefix.
> 
> I thought first of using unab in a foreach loop:
> 
> 	unab variable : _all
> 	foreach x in `variablen' {
> 		rename `x' v_`x'
> 	}
> 
> Although Stata correctly unabbreviates my varlist, I cannot call this 
> varlist in a foreach loop nor in a for any loop.
> 
> All suggestions are welcomed
> 
> Best wishes
> Hans
> 
> 
> -- 
> Hans J. Baumgartner
> DIW Berlin
> German Institute for Economic Research
> Dept. Public Economics
> Königin-Luise-Str. 5; 14195 Berlin; Germany
> Tel.: +49/30/89789-307; Fax.: +49/30/89789-114
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