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st: double loop issue


From   Molly Lipscomb <molly_lipscomb@yahoo.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: double loop issue
Date   Fri, 16 Feb 2007 13:38:32 -0800 (PST)

Hi,
I have a loop inside a loop so that I can merge a file into another file by several different variables (I have data on cities, and I need to merge in the data on cities by each city crossed in each observation).
Right now I have the following code:
forvalues p=1/55 {
use C:\filename.dta
foreach var in capital spending investment transfers ...
ren `var' `var'_`p'
save C:\filename.dta
..and then I open up the master data and merge in the renamed variables.
}
}

The problem is that stata will only rename the first variable in my variable list--here capital, it ignores the other variables.
How do I fix this?
Thanks.
Molly





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