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Re: st: Rename


From   "Eva Poen" <eva.poen@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Rename
Date   Thu, 7 Aug 2008 11:18:17 +0100

Ronnie,

here is one way to do it.

foreach x of varlist r1* {
   local end = substr("`x'",-2,.)
   local start = subinstr("`x'","`end'","",1)
   rename `x' `end'`start'
}

Hope this helps,
Eva


2008/8/7 Ronnie Babigumira <rb.glists@gmail.com>:
> Dear Listers
> How do I rename some variables by switching letters around.
>
> As an example, I would like to rename r1k4 r12k4 to k4r1 and k4r12, so take
> the last two characters and put them at the beginning and put whatever is
> left at the end.
>
> Many thanks
>
> Ronnie
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