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st: RE: removing prefix


From   "Jann, Ben" <ben.jann@soz.gess.ethz.ch>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: removing prefix
Date   Wed, 3 Sep 2003 10:02:56 +0200

Just type

 renpfix a_

This should remove prefix "a_" from all variables. (at least in Stata 8)

ben

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ben.Kriechel@roa.unimaas.nl 
> [mailto:Ben.Kriechel@roa.unimaas.nl] 
> Sent: Wednesday, September 03, 2003 9:31 AM
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: st: removing prefix
> 
> 
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> Dear STATA-Listers, 
> 
> I have a data set which uses different variable prefixes for different
> waves of the panel. So the variable name of the first wave is: 
> a_varname
> 
> To work with all the waves using the same commands I would like to
> remove the different prefixes (a_ for the first wave, b_ for the
> second and so on). To this end I used the "renpfix" command. However I
> could not figure out how I could replace the prefix for "nothing",
> i.e. I want to change
> 
> 	a_varname  ===> varname
> 
> How can that be done? 
> 
> Thanks, 
> Ben Kriechel
> 
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