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st: RE: length(s) question


From   "Ypma, Jelmer Yeb" <jelmer@rand.org>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: length(s) question
Date   Mon, 25 Oct 2004 13:53:52 -0700

Hi Julia,

> I write:  generate long = length (vp40_11), vp40_11 is the 
> string varible
> whose length I want.
> Error message reads:  "too few variables specification","r(102)"
> However, the help section says to write
> "generate varname = exp" and exp in this case is length (s), 
> where "s" is
> the string variable.

"long" is already used for something else in Stata, so you have to choose a different name. E.g.
generate long_vp40_11 = length (vp40_11)

Jelmer

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