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st: Re: how to destring variables containing char " ' "
This issue has come up on the list before and I think the solution involved
using subinstr to delete the single quote characters -- you may need to
enclose them in compound double quotes in the command :
destring mystring2, replace
----- Original Message -----
From: "Shourun Guo" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2004 12:49 PM
Subject: st: how to destring variables containing char " ' "
> I have a hard time to destring some variables with both characters and
numbers. The numbers are what I want. The characters may contain " ' ". If I
include this character in the option of ignore, I will get error message of
mismatch type. If I don't, I will be reminded that the conversion won't be
done because some non-numeric character (I am sure it is the " ' ")exists.
It seems that the STATA confuses the double quotation and the single
quotation. Any suggestions.
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