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st: Remove portion of a number at the end of a variable name


From   David Torres <writeon4truth2@msn.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Remove portion of a number at the end of a variable name
Date   Wed, 19 Dec 2012 18:41:06 -0500

Hello, Stata experts,

I have about 260 variables with two-digit numbers (representing years) following the variable stub in the following form:

08
09

Before reshaping the data to long format, I need to get rid of the 0 between the variable stub and the year.

For instance, how can I get these variables:

yrid08
yrcampus08
testdate08
dob08

into this form:

yrid8
yrcampus8
testdate8
dob8

Thanks in advance for any help,
Diego

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David Diego Torres, PhD
NSF SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Houston Education Research Consortium
Rice University
6100 Main Street, MS-28
Houston, TX 77005
Phone: 713-348-2984
Email: ddtorres at rice dot edu
 		 	   		  
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