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Re: st: rename middle parts of variables


From   Hewan Belay <hewan_belay@yahoo.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: rename middle parts of variables
Date   Mon, 7 Feb 2011 06:28:07 -0800 (PST)

Great, thank you! I only used renvars to rename vars as in 
renvars x y \ a b
I didn't know about all its other wonderful functions!
Hewan

--- On Mon, 2/7/11, Richard Goldstein <richgold@ix.netcom.com> wrote:

> From: Richard Goldstein <richgold@ix.netcom.com>
> Subject: Re: st: rename middle parts of variables
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Date: Monday, February 7, 2011, 2:18 PM
> download -renvars- from ssc (-ssc
> install renvars-)
> 
> Rich
> 
> On 2/7/11 9:13 AM, Hewan Belay wrote:
> > Dear Statalist,
> > 
> > I have a fairly simple question: I want to rename
> parts of variables; for example, I want to rename any part
> of a variable that is “gdp” to “inc”. So the command
> I’m looking for, once executed, would rename the variable
> algergdppur to algerincpur, and gdp2004 to inc2004, and
> turkey_gdp to turkey_inc. That is, the part of the variable
> I want to rename could show up anywhere in the variable: at
> the beginning, middle, or end. If there are a large number
> of variables, doing –rename- won’t do. Nor can I use
> renpfix or rensfix as these are only for cases where the
> part to be renamed is at the beginning or end (most of my
> cases are in the middle). Is there any straightforward way
> to do this?
> > 
> > Thanks!
> > Hewan
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