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

From   Nick Cox <>
Subject   Re: st: reshaping long when the numeric part is in the middle of the string
Date   Thu, 23 Jun 2011 00:05:14 +0100

The implication that -renvars- is of use for renaming is one that I
would endorse. However, the advice to install -renvars- from SSC will
not work. -renvars- is to be sought in the Stata Journal archives, as
starting with -findit renvars- will reveal.


On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 8:17 PM, William R. Buchanan
<> wrote:
> - ssc install renvars -
> - help renvars -
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Jun 22, 2011, at 3:07 PM, "Diogo L Pinheiro" <> wrote:

>> 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"?

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