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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 19:15:01 -0500

Worked like a charm, Ryan.
Cheers,
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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> Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2012 19:02:18 -0500
> Subject: Re: st: Remove portion of a number at the end of a variable name
> From: ryan.kessler.stata@gmail.com
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>
> 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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