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RE: st: how to DE-CAPITALISE variables?

From   "Lachenbruch, Peter" <>
To   "''" <>
Subject   RE: st: how to DE-CAPITALISE variables?
Date   Mon, 28 Jun 2010 09:23:56 -0700

renvars varlist,lower
seems easiest


Peter A. Lachenbruch
Department of Public Health
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97330
Phone: 541-737-3832
FAX: 541-737-4001

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Maarten buis
Sent: Monday, June 28, 2010 8:58 AM
To: stata list
Subject: RE: st: how to DE-CAPITALISE variables?

--- Josef Montag wrote
> I have a dataset in which all variable names are in CAPITAL letters.
> Is there a simple way how to de-capitalise them?

foreach var of varlist _all {
    local lower = lower(`var')
    rename `var' `lower'

Hope this helps,

Maarten L. Buis
Institut fuer Soziologie
Universitaet Tuebingen
Wilhelmstrasse 36
72074 Tuebingen


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