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Re: st: renaming an invalid varname

From   Nick Cox <[email protected]>
To   "[email protected]" <[email protected]>
Subject   Re: st: renaming an invalid varname
Date   Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:53:50 +0100

The key here is that Stata is not actually using the name ^ss02101 as
a variable name: how could it, given that such a name is invalid?

It's using some other version of the name.

There are various solutions but the one I would try first is not
anything that requires you to type the variable name. Try changing the
name in -varm- or the Data Editor.
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On 16 April 2014 12:45, SEZER ALCAN <[email protected]> wrote:
> Stata does not allow me to rename an invalid varname. How do a change the varnames? I use stata12.
> The data set I have been using, have some  variables with invalid names such as (Áal˝˛012) or (ˆss02101). When I try to rename these variables I get the following message.
>  rename ˆss02101 oss02101
> ˆss02101 invalid name
> r(198);
> Any suggestion to rename already invalid varnames?
> Thanks
> Sezer Alcan
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