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Re: st: RE: Rename from UPPER to lowercase

From   Ada Ma <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   Re: st: RE: Rename from UPPER to lowercase
Date   Fri, 28 Jan 2005 11:16:23 +0000

you might also investigate on using the -ds- command, it can saves you the effort of typing in the names of a long list of variables.

e.g. if you want to turn all variables's names into lowercase except for AGE, SEX, NAME, you can write:

ds AGE SEX NAME, not

foreach v of varlist `r(varlist)' {
rename `var' `=lower("`var'")'

Alternatively -renvars- also works.

David Harrison wrote:

Yes, e.g.

foreach v of varlist A B C {
ren `v' `=lower("`v'")'

But for flexible manipulation of variable names (including changing case), look at the -renvars- package:

findit renvars

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-----Original Message-----
From: Paolo Grillo, MD [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: 28 January 2005 09:47
To: [email protected]
Subject: st: Rename from UPPER to lowercase

I would like to rename a lot of varname from UPPER to lower case maintaining the same variable name.
Is it possible to use foreach?.
Paolo Grillo

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