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st: Prob with -rename-


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss@uni-tuebingen.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Prob with -rename-
Date   Tue, 13 May 2008 10:03:44 +0200

Dear Statalisters,

I am currently dealing with a nasty problem. Try the following:

**********
clear*
set obs 100
g x14 = 0
g x2=5
rename x1 x90
**********

The last -rename- simply hijacks variable x14  and renames it x90. If I
wanted this behavior, I would say -rename x1? X90-. Should -rename- not
alert me to the fact that there is no such variable?

Martin Weiss
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