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st: renaming variables


From   Abhimanyu Arora <abhimanyu.arora1987@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: renaming variables
Date   Fri, 21 May 2010 10:44:33 +0200

Dear statalist
I would like to rename my variables var53....var108 such that var53,
var56, var59 ......var107 etc...are renamed as year1990,
year1991......year2008 repectively. I tried to use renvars(by Jeroen
Weesie) and a forvalues loop, but am not able to succeed.
Is there any other way?
Thanks and regards
Abhimanyu

PS-my incorrect way follows


forvalues j =53(3)107{
forvalues i =1990/2008{
renvars postsub(`i',`j')    /*the arguments should be strings, I guess, though*/
}
}
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