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st: RE: Re: Changing the suffix on variable names


From   "sdm1" <sdm1@york.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Re: Changing the suffix on variable names
Date   Fri, 1 May 2009 12:12:12 +0100

Thanks Martin!

Steve 

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Martin Weiss
Sent: 01 May 2009 12:08
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: Re: Changing the suffix on variable names

<>
****
clear*
set obs 100

forv i=1/150{
 gen x`i'_56epi=runiform()
}

//rename all in one fell swoop
renvars _all,  postsub(_56epi _45epi)
****

HTH
Martin
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----- Original Message -----
From: "sdm1" <sdm1@york.ac.uk>
To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Sent: Friday, May 01, 2009 12:57 PM
Subject: st: Changing the suffix on variable names


>I have 150 variables all with the same suffix.  I'd like to be able to
> change this suffix to a different suffix (eg from '_56epi' to '_45epi'. 
> Is
> there an easier way to do this than using the 'rename' command 150 times?
>
> Many thanks.
>
> Steve
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