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Re: st: Looping to rename


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Looping to rename
Date   Tue, 6 Nov 2012 20:42:25 +0000

I see how that could happen. If it bites someone else, I'll think of
fixing it, or trying to, but as you have other good solutions, it
doesn't seem a priority.

Nick

On Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 8:30 PM, Zhangqunzi <zhangqunzi@googlemail.com> wrote:
> I have 5000 variables and 10000days in the whole data set.
>
> I tried renvars but it stopped due to memory problem.
>
> 在 Nov 6, 2012,9:27 PM,Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> 写道:
>
>> 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?
>>
>> Nick
>>
>> (By the way, we can't really be expected to debug pseudocode.)
>>
>> On Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 7:44 PM, Zhangqunzi <zhangqunzi@googlemail.com> 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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