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Re: st: Changing the suffix on variable names


From   Tirthankar Chakravarty <tirthankar.chakravarty@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Changing the suffix on variable names
Date   Fri, 1 May 2009 12:52:31 +0100

Here is another, clunkier, option:

/* Begin */
clear
set obs 1000
g abc_56epi=0
g def_56epi=0
g ghi_56epi=0
ds *_56epi
local varlist=r(varlist)
foreach x of local varlist {
	local y_`x' = regexr("`x'", "_56epi", "_45epi")
	rename `x' `y_`x''
}
/* End */

T


On Fri, May 1, 2009 at 11:57 AM, sdm1 <sdm1@york.ac.uk> wrote:
> 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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