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st: How to rename variables by adding a suffix

From   TEWODAJ MOGUES <[email protected]>
To   Stata _ <[email protected]>
Subject   st: How to rename variables by adding a suffix
Date   Fri, 06 Aug 2004 09:04:04 -0400

Dear Statalisters,

I have a simple question. How do I add a suffix to all variables in my dataset. So suppose I want the variables WHEAT, MAIZE, CEREAL to be renamed to FOOD_WHEAT, FOOD_MAIZE, and FOOD_CEREAL. I can't use the command  * renpfix * because it only allows you to change one suffix for another, such as to change GRAINWHEAT to FOOD_WHEAT by typing the command 

renpfix grain food_

I could do this manually, but when I want to add the suffix food to, say, 80 variables that becomes tedious. Any ideas?


Tewodaj Mogues
Dept. of Agricultural and Applied Economics
University of Wisconsin - Madison
427 Lorch St. #317, Taylor Hall
Madison, WI 53706

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