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"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> |

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st: RE: reduce a variables numbers of digits to 4 counting from left |

Date |
Thu, 16 Jan 2003 14:56:18 -0000 |

Lassen, Peter, > I have a numeric variable of 9-12 digits, of wich only the > first 4 digits counting from the left is of importance. I > therefore have to get rid of the remaining 5-8 digits. gen y = real(substr(string(x),1,4)) Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**References**:**st: reduce a variables numbers of digits to 4 counting from left***From:*"Lassen, Peter, pla" <PLA@kl.dk>

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