Drop characteristics with names too long for saving to Stata 6
charto6 drops characteristics whose names are too long to save to Stata 6, that is, those with names more than 8 characters long.
Users should consider issuing save to save data sets in Stata 7 format, including characteristics with names too long to save to Stata 6, before issuing charto6 prior to attempting to save, old. Naturally this also applies when other changes are made, for example, changing variable names which are too long.
Nicholas J. Cox, University of Durham, U.K. firstname.lastname@example.org
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