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st: RE: Foreach and rename


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss@uni-tuebingen.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Foreach and rename
Date   Mon, 25 Aug 2008 14:40:16 +0200

-h foreach- shows you that you can specify a -numlist- where you spell out
the members explicitly.

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From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of
alvine.bissery@chu-lyon.fr
Sent: Monday, August 25, 2008 2:28 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: Foreach and rename

Dear all, 

I'd like to change the name of many variables in this way:

 rename moi01008 date_modif_1
 rename moi02008 date_modif_2
 rename moi03008 date_modif_3
 rename moi05008 date_modif_5
 rename moi06008 date_modif_6
 rename moi09008 date_modif_9

I'd like to use a loop, like 

  forvalues i=1/9 {
 rename moi0`i'008 date_modif_`i'
 }

But it doesn't work : "invalid syntax"

Even if this loop works, I have a problem with the value i=4,7 and 8 for
which moi0`i' does not exist.

How can I do ?

Thanks 

Alvine

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