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


From   Steve Nakoneshny <scnakone@ucalgary.ca>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Remove portion of a number at the end of a variable name
Date   Wed, 19 Dec 2012 16:45:50 -0700

David,

Look at -h reshape group-. It will give you the syntax you need to rename your var appropriately with a minimum of pain.

Steve

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On 2012-12-19, at 4:42 PM, "David Torres" <writeon4truth2@msn.com> wrote:

> 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
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> Houston Education Research Consortium
> Rice University
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> Houston, TX 77005
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> Email: ddtorres at rice dot edu
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