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Re: st: ST: editing variable names & labels

From   Maarten buis <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   Re: st: ST: editing variable names & labels
Date   Tue, 22 Jan 2008 15:23:43 +0000 (GMT)

See: -help rename- and -help label-
Hope this helps,

--- Eric Uslaner <[email protected]> wrote:
> I have a data set that someone else created.  The data are survey
> data and the variable names are such as q31a, etc.  The labels make
> no sense either.  I want to rename the variables and the labels.  In
> the past, I have had to click on one variable at a a time and rename
> it and the label in the data editor.  But this is awkward and time
> consuming.  I could convert the data to SPSS and use the variable
> view to change the names and labels rather easily but this would
> limit the variable names to 8 characters.  I know of John Gleason's
> labedit, but this does not allow changing variable names and I cannot
> change the size from a tiny box to a larger box.
> I have searched for such a variable editor using findit and came up
> with nothing.  Am I missing something--and, if not, is this something
> that Stata can work on?
> Thanks,
> Ric Uslaner
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Maarten L. Buis
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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
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