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st: Re: remove blanks in a string


From   "Steichen" <steichen@triad.rr.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Re: remove blanks in a string
Date   Thu, 8 Apr 2004 11:51:04 -0400

Nick Cox gave you the Stata approach; in Excel it is similar:

   =SUBSTITUTE(cellref," ","")

where cellref has the text you wish to fix.



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Oleksandr Shepotylo" <shepotil@econ.umd.edu>
To: "statalist hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2004 11:00 AM
Subject: st: remove blanks in a string


> Dear statalist,
> 
> Probably very simple question, but I could not find simple solution:
> 
>     I need to remove blanks in strings of the folloving structure:
> "xxxxxxxxx x",  where x is a simbol. It might be helpful to mention that
> simbols are actually numbers.
>     I tried to do it in Excel that is supposed to be very simple, but it
> deletes zeroes in the beginning or end of the strings even though I
> mentioned that they should be treated as text.
> 
> Oleksandr.
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