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RE: st: ST: editing variable names & labels

From   "Nick Cox" <[email protected]>
To   <[email protected]>
Subject   RE: st: ST: editing variable names & labels
Date   Tue, 22 Jan 2008 15:57:04 -0000

Also, -findit renvars- 

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Maarten buis

See: -help rename- and -help label-

Eric Uslaner 

> 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?

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