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Re: st: renaming variables from first observation


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: renaming variables from first observation
Date   Thu, 25 Aug 2011 09:27:49 +0100

This should work, so long as your values in the first observation are
legal variable names. It seems that they are not.

As for storing values in a macro: That is precisely what your code is
doing here, so I don't know what underlies that question.

-renvars- is by Jeroen Weesie and myself (SJ). It can't help you here.

Please show us the results of

. list var1-var14 in 1

Nick

On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 9:07 AM, Abhimanyu Arora
<abhimanyu.arora1987@gmail.com> wrote:

> I would like to rename my variables var1-var14 to the corresponding
> values from the first observation.
> I followed the post on
> http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2004-07/msg00009.html and
> modified it for my purpose.
>
> but I got this error
>
> . forvalues k = 1/14  {
>  2.   local newname  = var`k'[1]
>  3.   ren var`k'  `newname'
>  4. }
>
> Code not allowed
>
> Also is it posible to store the values of an observation in a macro?
> Perhaps I could then use Nick Cox's -renvars-?

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