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st: RE: Renaming year-quarter indicators with a local

From   "Steichen, Thomas J." <[email protected]>
To   "'[email protected]'" <[email protected]>
Subject   st: RE: Renaming year-quarter indicators with a local
Date   Fri, 18 Jan 2008 14:41:19 -0500

Works fine for me.
The implication of the error is that you must have had a space after
_Iquarter_ and before `qtr'.

Here's my test code:

.. clear
.. set obs 3
obs was 0, now 3

.. gen _Idate_130 = 0
.. rename _Idate_130 _Iquarter_92_2

.. local qtr: display %tqY!_q 130
.. di "`qtr'"

.. gen _Idate_131 = 0
.. rename _Idate_131 _Iquarter_`qtr'

.. desc

Contains data
  obs:             3
 vars:             2
 size:            36 (99.9% of memory free)
              storage  display     value
variable name   type   format      label      variable label
_Iquarter_92_2  float  %9.0g
_Iquarter_92_3  float  %9.0g
Sorted by:


Thomas J. Steichen
[email protected]

-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Davide Cantoni
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2008 2:03 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: st: Renaming year-quarter indicators with a local

I'm trying to rename indicator variables for a time period that have
been created with xi. What I cannot understand is why

.. rename _Idate_130 _Iquarter_92_3

works perfectly, whereas the following code does not

.. local qtr: display %tqY!_q 130

.. rename _Idate_130 _Iquarter_`qtr'
92_3 not allowed

Thanks for your suggestions,

Davide Cantoni
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