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st: RE: foreach to renumber vars

From   Nick Cox <>
To   "''" <>
Subject   st: RE: foreach to renumber vars
Date   Tue, 7 Sep 2010 17:43:35 +0100

-forval- is better:

	forval i = 2/100 { 
		local j = `i' - 2 
		rename x`i' y`j'


	forval i = 2/100 { 
		rename x`i' y`=`i'-2' 

A -foreach- solution could be 

	foreach i of numlist 2/100 { 
		<same innards> 

But it has no advantages over -forval-. 

See also -renvars- from the SJ. 


B. Timothy Walsh

I would like to rename/renumber variables of the format x2 - x100 to y0 - 
y98. In other words, I'd like to subtract 2 from the "subscript".
I'm afraid I am still not skilled enough to figure out how to do this with 
foreach and a macro.

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