[S] Changing a Variable name

Barker, Chris {GL P~Palo Alto} (CHRIS.BARKER@roche.com)
Thu, 20 Aug 1998 09:03:17 -0700


I have a dataframe with a large number of variables (100) or so, and I'd
like a simple procedure for renaming variables. I'd like to be able to
change a variable name as part of a script, rather than by interactive
editing of the dataframe.

Tech support has given me one answer that involves identifying the
column position of the variable. However, as I will be adding variables
to my dataframe and quite possibly the column location of variables may
change, I would hope someone has something that can automatically
determine the column number of the variable and make the name change.

Thanks in advance

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Chris Barker
Principal Pharmacoeconomic Statistician
Roche Pharma Business - Palo Alto
(650)-852-3152

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