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Re: st: forval query


From   Maarten Buis <maartenlbuis@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: forval query
Date   Fri, 5 Apr 2013 16:20:57 +0200

On Fri, Apr 5, 2013 at 4:13 PM, Mirnezami, Oliver  wrote:
> I can repeat your set of commands for each variable e.g.
>
> forvalues i = 2/10 {
>     local j = 1990 + (2*`i')
>     rename r`i'mobila mobila_`j'
>         ma drop j
> }
>
>
> forvalues i = 2/10 {
>     local j = 1990 + (2*`i')
>     rename r`i'lgmusa lgmusa_`j'
>         ma drop j
> }
>
> Etc.
>
> However, I have do this for many variables so can you plug in a line with a list of these variables to avoid repeating the command over and over again?

local stubs "mobila lgmusa"

forvalues i = 2/10 {
    local j = 1990 + (2*`i')
    foreach stub of local stubs {
        rename r`i'`stub' `stub'_`j'
    }
}

-- Maarten

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