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Re: st: Different variable names


From   "Martin Weiss" <Martin.Weiss1@gmx.de>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Different variable names
Date   Mon, 28 Dec 2009 15:19:27 +0100

<>

"is it possible in Stata to have two different names for
> the same variable,"


Nope, that is impossible, and with good reason. You can -rename- of course, even though this can be hazardous as well when sharing with other people. Discipline is absolutely vital to avoid confusion. You may want to put the "other" name into a -variable label- or a -note-...

Limited support for different views onto the same dataset is provided in -help label_language-...

HTH
Martin

-------- Original-Nachricht --------
> Datum: Mon, 28 Dec 2009 09:09:54 -0500
> Von: "Kaganova, Yevgeniya" <ykaganova@rti.org>
> An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Betreff: st: Different variable names

> Dear listers, is it possible in Stata to have two different names for
> the same variable, so that people who are used to one name system could
> use it, and people who are used to another name system could refer to
> the same variable using a different name ? 
> 
>  Thank you. Jenya
> 
> 
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