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Re:st: RE: converting variable labels to proper case with apostrophes


From   Joseph Coveney <jcoveney@bigplanet.com>
To   Statalist <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re:st: RE: converting variable labels to proper case with apostrophes
Date   Sun, 23 Jul 2006 14:03:44 +0900

". . . Dimitriy's problem might yield to an approach using regular
expressions."

Come to think of it, it might yield to something like

foreach var of varlist _all {
local variable_label : variable label `var'
local variable_label = subinstr(proper("`variable_label '"), ///
"'S", "'s", .)
label variable `var' "`variable_label '"
}

It should work for English possessive case, if that's where Dimitriy's apostrophe problem lies.

Joseph Coveney
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