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RE: st: how to DE-CAPITALISE variables?


From   "Lachenbruch, Peter" <Peter.Lachenbruch@oregonstate.edu>
To   "'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: how to DE-CAPITALISE variables?
Date   Mon, 28 Jun 2010 09:23:56 -0700

renvars varlist,lower
seems easiest

Tony

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


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] 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

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

http://www.maartenbuis.nl
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