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RE: 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   RE: st: Remove portion of a number at the end of a variable name
Date   Wed, 19 Dec 2012 19:01:11 -0500

Thanks for your suggestion, Steve.

I would, however, like to avoid using Stata's standard -reshape- command since it does not preserve variable labels.  Instead, I'm using the user-written command -longshape-.

A few lines of code to just drop those pesky zeros before single digit years is preferred if you can provide it.

Diego


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David Diego Torres, PhD
NSF SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Houston Education Research Consortium
Rice University
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Phone: 713-348-2984
Email: ddtorres at rice dot edu


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