help for ^charcopy^

Copy characteristics --------------------

^charcopy^ fromvar tovar

Description -----------

^charcopy^ copies the characteristics of fromvar to tovar. Any existing characteristics of tovar with names that differ from the names of the characteristics of fromvar will be unchanged.

^charcopy^ would be useful if you created a new variable from an existing variable, and you wished it to have the same characteristics.

Examples --------

. ^charcopy gender sex^

Author ------

Nicholas J. Cox, University of Durham, U.K. n.j.cox@@durham.ac.uk

Acknowledgements ----------------

Ken Higbee pointed out how to do this.

Also see --------

On-line: help for @char@, @chardel@ (if installed) Manual: ^[U] 15.6^, ^[U] 21.3.6^, ^[U] 21.3.11^, ^[R] char^