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st: RE: RE: RE: statalist-digest V4 #1358

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: RE: RE: statalist-digest V4 #1358
Date   Fri, 3 Sep 2004 17:07:42 +0100

Or one if you have installed -renvars- from STB-60. 

. renvars, lower 


David Harrison
> The default behaviour of StatTransfer (in v7 at least) is to 
> change all variable names to lower case - if you are getting 
> upper case variable names then you probably have "Preserve 
> name and label case if possible" checked in the StatTransfer 
> options (I don't know that there is a command line switch for this).
> Alternatively the variable names can be converted to lower 
> case by 3 lines of Stata code (provided the lower case names 
> would be unique)...
> foreach v of varlist _all {
>     ren `v' `=lower("`v'")'
> }

Ann E Fitzmaurice
> I am using stat transfer to transfer spss files into stata 
> .dta and the
> variable names all come over in capitals, is there a way to create the
> stata file with the variable names in lower case

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