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st: RE: Renaming variables to its variable label


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Renaming variables to its variable label
Date   Tue, 30 Nov 2004 15:10:16 -0000

In general, there's no guarantee that a
variable label contains a legal variable
name, but something like this should 
help, plugging in your own substitute
for <varlist> 

foreach v of var <varlist> { 
	capture rename `v' `: var label `v'' 
} 

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

Van Campenhout Bjorn
  
> i would like to know if there is a quick way to rename variables to
> their own variable labels.  

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