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


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   AW: AW: st: Problem with new version of Stat-transfer
Date   Wed, 2 Dec 2009 16:29:45 +0100

<> 

Just say 

*************
renpfix a _1
*************

then.


HTH
Martin


-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von Ricardo Ovaldia
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 2. Dezember 2009 16:30
An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Betreff: Re: AW: st: Problem with new version of Stat-transfer

Thank you Martin, but that is not exactly correct.
Dropping the prefix will change:

 a_2_Reviewer  to  _2_Reviewer

what I need is   _1_2_Reviewer

i.e. the "a"back to "1" and "_" in front.


Ricardo Ovaldia, MS
Statistician 
Oklahoma City, OK


--- On Wed, 12/2/09, Martin Weiss <martin.weiss1@gmx.de> wrote:

> From: Martin Weiss <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
> Subject: AW: st: Problem with new version of Stat-transfer
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2009, 9:16 AM
> 
> <> 
> 
> " How do I get this behaviour back?"
> 
> Just change the prefix within Stata, then:
> 
> *************
> clear
> set obs 1
> gen a_1_family=.
> gen a_2_family=.
> //get rid of prefix "a"
> renpfix a
> d
> *************
> 
> 
> 
> HTH
> Martin
> 
> 
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu]
> Im Auftrag von Ricardo Ovaldia
> Gesendet: Mittwoch, 2. Dezember 2009 16:15
> An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Betreff: Re: st: Problem with new version of Stat-transfer
> 
> Eric, Roger and Nick,
> 
> Thank you for the Reply. And yes you are correct.
> 
> What Stat/transfer did before was to add an underscore
> before the variable
> name. Thus it changed:
> 
>  1_1_SubjectID  to  _1_1_SubjectID
>  1_2_Reviewer  to  _1_2_Reviewer
>  and so on.
> 
> How do I get this behaviour back?
> 
> Thank you,
> Ricardo Ovaldia, MS
> Statistician 
> Oklahoma City, OK
> 
> 
> --- On Wed, 12/2/09, Eric Booth <ebooth@ppri.tamu.edu>
> wrote:
> 
> > From: Eric Booth <ebooth@ppri.tamu.edu>
> > Subject: Re: st: Problem with new version of
> Stat-transfer
> > To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> > Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2009, 8:57 AM
> > >
> > >
> > 
> > You cannot start a Stata variable name with a number,
> > that's why ST changes "1" to "a".
> > 
> > 
> > __
> > 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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