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RE: st: Truncated variable names with Summarize


From   "Akihito Tokuhara" <akitoku4@hotmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   RE: st: Truncated variable names with Summarize
Date   Fri, 14 Apr 2006 15:11:33 -0500

Dear David,

I am not sure if my idea is dumb or not, but you can rename the variables in a series of new names,
such as x1, x2, etc. and keep a list of what x1 means, for example, x1 = first var, x2 = 2nd var, etc.
Then you just send your data together with this list so that the summarize will come up with new
variables x1, x2, ... but you can guess which is which with the list.

Akihito
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From: "David Merriman" <dmerrim@luc.edu>
Reply-To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject: st: Truncated variable names with Summarize
Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2006 14:12:55 -0500

There is probably a simple solution to this problem but I can't find
it:

I have a bunch of long variable names (30 or more characters).  I want
to send a list of simple descriptive statistics to my coauthors and so
ran summarize.  The problem is that the left-most column is truncated at
16 characters or so, so the variable names are indecipherable.  There
doesn't seem to be an option to changes this in summarize, changing line
linesize doesn't help, and really can't think of any other way to do it
(I could probably use collapse and list but that seems awfully round
about) I am hoping someone has a simple idea.  Thanks





David Merriman
School of Business Administration
Loyola University Chicago
1 E. Pearson Street
Room 534
Chicago, Illinois 60611
phone 312-915-6071
fax 312-915-8508
e-mail DMERRIM@LUC.EDU

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