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Fwd: st: Looping to rename

From   Rebecca Pope <>
Subject   Fwd: st: Looping to rename
Date   Tue, 6 Nov 2012 13:56:29 -0600

There might be better ways, but this should work:

local varlist p1 p3 p7 ...
local i 1
foreach var of local varlist {
   rename `var' p`i'
   local i = `i' + 1


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Zhangqunzi <>
Date: Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 1:44 PM
Subject: st: Looping to rename
To: Stats <>

Dear all,

I want to rename my var list: p1,p3,p7..,
Into new one :p1,p2,p3...

Currently I am running such loop:
Local i
For var of varlist
Rename var pi

But stata tells me error: can't find macro i ... How should I solve
this problem?

I can't use renvars due to memory problem.
Thanks in advance

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