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Re: st: forval query


From   William Buchanan <william@williambuchanan.net>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: forval query
Date   Fri, 5 Apr 2013 06:47:26 -0700

Why not just use the rename command with the group syntax?  Additionally, Nick Cox wrote an amazingly helpful command for performing a variety of renaming tasks that may be helpful in other situations (-findit renvars-).

This is completely untested but maybe you could try something like:

forv i=2/10{
loc val = 1990+(2*`i')
rename r`i'mobila mobila_`val'
}

HTH,
Billy

Sent from my iPhone

On Apr 5, 2013, at 6:32, "Mirnezami, Oliver" <O.Y.Mirnezami@warwick.ac.uk> wrote:

> Hi
> 
> I'm having some difficulty in using forval and foreach commands and was hoping for some help with the syntax please. 
> 
> Previously i've been renaming variables manually en masse using the following code:
> 
> rename  r2mobila mobila_1994
> rename  r3mobila mobila_1996
> rename  r4mobila mobila_1998
> .etc..
> rename  r10mobila mobila_2010
> 
> i.e. '2' corresponds with '1994', '3' with '1996' etc.  
> 
> I've tried using the following command but i get an r(111) error:
> 
> forval i = 2/10 {
> forval j = 1994/2010 {
> foreach k in r`i'mobila {
> rename `k' mobila_`j' 
> }
> }
> }
> 
> I don't think I've managed to link '2' with '1994' and '3' with '1996' properly.
> 
> I have to do this technique for many variables and so used this case as an example. 
> 
> Any advice would be much appreciated. 
> 
> Kind regards
> 
> Oliver 
> 
> 
> 
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