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RE: st: RE: RE: Renaming multiple variables


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: RE: RE: Renaming multiple variables
Date   Mon, 14 Jun 2010 20:21:40 +0100

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Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Jason Hecht


Thanks for the quick reply.  Forgive my ignorance (I'm just getting
familiar with STATA) but what is "SJ" and where do I go to get it?


On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 3:11 PM, Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote:

> The help just says
>
> rename old_varname new_varname
>
> and that's it; no other syntax is allowed. -renvars- from SJ allows
>
> renvars v1-v4 \ stockid company country sector
>
> but you must install it first.

Martin Weiss

> You can shorten -rename- to -ren-, as its help indicates. Apart from
> that,
> if there is no pattern to the -rename-ing, then you have to issue the
> commands one after another. A loop would not do much good here...

Jason Hecht

> Is there an easy way to do multiple renaming of variables in one line
> of code?  For example, for v1, v2, v3, and v4 I would like to rename:
>  "stockid," "company," "country," and "sector."  If I type in:
> "rename v1 stockid v2 company" I get an error message.

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