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RE: st: RE: Foreach Problem


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: RE: Foreach Problem
Date   Tue, 31 Oct 2006 10:19:49 -0000

Not the question, but note also that the problem being solved here is that 
also solved by the official Stata command -renpfix-. 

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

> foreach var of varlist haem_id - haem_nbc {
>          local newname=substr("`var'", 6, .)
>          rename `var' `newname'
>          }
> 
> or
> 
> foreach var of varlist haem_id - haem_nbc {
>          rename `var' `=substr("`var'", 6, .)'
>          }
> 
> for that matter.
> 
> On 10/30/06, Raphael Fraser <raphael.fraser@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Didn't work. From the trace as you said -substr(`var', 6, .)- is not
> > being evaluated as I expected. Typing the following in the command
> > line works:

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