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Re: st: Problem with new version of Stat-transfer


From   Eric Booth <ebooth@ppri.tamu.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Problem with new version of Stat-transfer
Date   Wed, 2 Dec 2009 08:57:56 -0600

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>

You cannot start a Stata variable name with a number, that's why ST changes "1" to "a".


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Eric A. Booth
Public Policy Research Institute
Texas A&M University
ebooth@ppri.tamu.edu
Office: +979.845.6754



On Dec 2, 2009, at 8:50 AM, Ricardo Ovaldia wrote:

> Dear _all
> 
> I have a Stata program write under Stata's version 9 that uses stat-transfer's "st.exe" to read an ever increasing number of text data files.
> 
> I recently upgrated to Stat/tranfer 10, and when I ran my program it broke.
> Stat/transfer rename my variables. For example it changed:
> 1_1_SubjectID  to  a_1_SubjectID
> 1_2_Reviewer  to  a_2_Reviewer
> and so on.
> 
> How do I get Stat/transfer to respect my variable names? and why does it change them?
> 
> 
> Thank you,
> Ricardo Ovaldia, MS
> Statistician 
> Oklahoma City, OK
> 
> 

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