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Re: st: Looping to rename

From   Nick Cox <>
Subject   Re: st: Looping to rename
Date   Tue, 6 Nov 2012 20:27:03 +0000

This has been solved by others but at least one detail remains.

There is a reference here to -renvars- (SJ). -renvars- is nearly
obsolete so far as Stata 12 is concerned, but not some earlier
versions. So, there is some residual concern if it appears not to work
well. What "memory problems" are referred to here?


(By the way, we can't really be expected to debug pseudocode.)

On Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 7:44 PM, Zhangqunzi <> wrote:

> 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.
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