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Re: st: label to lower case

From   Nick Cox <>
Subject   Re: st: label to lower case
Date   Tue, 6 Nov 2012 14:25:29 +0000

Not so.

The -proper()- function [not command, as Richard made clear] can be
applied to all values simultaneously.

gen newvar = proper(oldvar)


On Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 2:21 PM, Marcos Delprato <> wrote:

> Thanks Richard. The proper command works fine. The problem is that I
> have numerous labels in the variable and I would need a loop to access
> each label and made the ABCD to Abcd in each of them by applying the
> proper command.

> On Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 2:55 PM, Richard Goldstein

>> you cannot label string variables so I assume you are talking about the
>> values; use the "proper" function; a direct way to this is -h proper-,
>> but you could have found it by looking under string functions after
>> typing -h function-

On 11/6/12 8:51 AM, Marcos Delprato wrote:

>>> I want to change several capital letter labels of a string variable to
>>> lower case except from the first letter. That is, from ABCDE to Abcde.
>>> Is it any command or shortcut to do this?
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