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st: Replacing several variables at once


From   "Nuno" <liststata@gmail.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Replacing several variables at once
Date   Tue, 6 Feb 2007 11:57:44 -0000

Hi everyone,

I need to replace missing values by 0 for a set of about 30 variables which
are not sequencially ordered and have very different names. I'm using the
-rename- command for each variable, but this becomes a bit cumbersome and
might contain errors given the number of the variables. Plus, I'll need to
redo the same thing for other datasets. Does anyone know a way of
facilitating this task? I was wondering if -inlist- would be suitable to do
this, as it would only be necessary to define the variables once( something
like replace inlist(arlist)=0 if inlist(varlist)==.).

All the best.

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