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st: AW: renaming variables


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: AW: renaming variables
Date   Fri, 21 May 2010 10:50:56 +0200

<> 



*************
//create vars

clear*
set obs 1

forv i=53(3)108{
	gen var`i'=1
}

//-rename-
loc start 1990

foreach var of varlist var*{
	ren `var' `="year"+string(`start')'
	loc ++start
}
*************



HTH
Martin


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[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von Abhimanyu Arora
Gesendet: Freitag, 21. Mai 2010 10:45
An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Betreff: st: renaming variables

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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