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


From   Ryan Kessler <ryan.kessler.stata@gmail.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 19:02:18 -0500

foreach v of varlist * {
	local name = substr("`v'",1,length("`v'")-2)+substr("`v'", length("`v'"),1)
	rename `v' `name'
}

Ryan

On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 6:45 PM, Steve Nakoneshny <scnakone@ucalgary.ca> wrote:
> 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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