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st: reshaping long when the numeric part is in the middle of the string


From   "Diogo L Pinheiro" <diogolp@comcast.net>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: reshaping long when the numeric part is in the middle of the string
Date   Wed, 22 Jun 2011 15:07:57 -0400

Hello, everyone

I want to reshape long a series of variables, but I am running into problems
because the numeric part that would identify them is in the middle of the
variable name. In this case, the variables look something like
"variable1_other, variable2_other, variable3_other" and so on. Is there a
similar command to reshape long that would  do it by identifying those
numbers, so that I wouldn't have to rename the hundreds of variables I have?

 

And if I don't have an alternative but to rename them, is there a more
efficient way of doing that in one batch than commands like "for var
varlist"?

 

Thanks in advance

Diogo


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