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st: converting numbers to strings


From   Pradipto Banerjee <pradipto.banerjee@adainvestments.com>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: converting numbers to strings
Date   Tue, 17 Jul 2012 08:00:41 -0500

I have four variables, say abc07, abc09, abc11, abc13. I wanted to run a loop like

forvalues n = 7(2)13 {
        replace abc`n' = myfunc ( abc`n')
       }

The code gives an error because it doesn't find abc7 or abc9 (because the columns were named abc07, abc09). Is it possible to rewrite the code to make it accept abc07 and abc09 instead of abc7 and abc9?

Thanks


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