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Re: st: label to lower case


From   Marcos Delprato <m.a.delprato@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: label to lower case
Date   Tue, 6 Nov 2012 15:40:48 +0100


On Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 3:25 PM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
> Not so.
>
> The -proper()- function [not command, as Richard made clear] can be
> applied to all values simultaneously.
>
> gen newvar = proper(oldvar)
>
> Nick
>
> On Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 2:21 PM, Marcos Delprato <m.a.delprato@gmail.com> 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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