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Re: st: Remove numbers from variable name


From   Richard Goldstein <richgold@ix.netcom.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Remove numbers from variable name
Date   Mon, 28 Jun 2010 09:52:42 -0400

if all examples are as simple as the ones you give, you can easily use
-renvars- with the "predrop" option; type -findit renvars- and download

Rich

On 6/28/10 9:33 AM, Rasika Raghavan wrote:
> All,
> 
> I am working on survey data, and my variable names are like
> "question5doyouhave.." , "question6areyou..." and so on. I have around
> 50 such similarly named variables..
> 
> I need to know whether there is a way i can specify that the number be
> removed from the variable name, and maybe if possible the "question"
> bit also.
> 
> i.e a sort of
> rename question5doyouhave doyouhave
> rename question6areyou are you
> 
> Is there any way to do this without specifying each variables old and new name?
> 
> Rasika
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