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RE: st: Rename variables to reflect values?


From   "Victor, Jennifer Nicoll" <jnvictor@pitt.edu>
To   "'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: Rename variables to reflect values?
Date   Fri, 5 Jun 2009 09:57:16 -0400

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Roy, thanks for the suggestion.  However, I get a syntax error when I tried the procedure you suggested.  I thought I understood your logic, but I am not able to produce a renaming without an error.
-Jennifer

> 
> Does anyone have a suggestion for how I could rename my variables to 
> reflect the values in an observation or a variable? Or any other 
> suggested shortcuts, short of making this long local macro?
>
> Jennifer

sysuse auto, clear
drop make headroom gear_ratio
foreach var of varlist _all {
   ren `var' `var'`=`var'[1]'
}
 
Roy
 

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