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Re: st: RE: Help on double or single quote search in a String


From   Tom Trikalinos <ttrikalin@mac.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: Help on double or single quote search in a String
Date   Tue, 26 Oct 2004 19:29:43 +0300

Perhaps another way around is to use the _char()_ function
. index(yourStringVariable, char(n))

In MacOsX at least:
n=39 id the right single quote (')
n=96 is the left quote (`)
n=34 is the double quote (")

This is different in Windows.

To easily see what n corresponds to what character in your platform, run the following in a do-file:
forvalues i=1/255{
di "`i' for " char(`i')
}

and pick the n you need.

Cheers,
Tom

On Oct 26, 2004, at 7:13 PM, David Harrison wrote:


Use compound double quotes - ie `" for open quote and "' for close quote. So the string containing the double quote character is written as `"""'

e.g.

. di index(`"string with " quotes"',`"""')
13

David
david@icnarc.org

-----Original Message-----
From: MITRA PINAKI (MAR1PXM) [mailto:mar1pxm@ups.com]
Sent: 26 October 2004 16:54
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: Help on double or single quote search in a String


Hello List,

I have a string variable which has double quotes and/or single quotes in
some of the values and I would like to delete and generate a new variable.

For example,
Old Name New Name
Brad Allred"s Brad Allreds
STEVEN" KROFF' STEVEN KROFF

How can I put the double quote <"> and/or single quote <'> in the index
string function to search for and delete it? I can't figure out the trick to
search for quotes in a string variable; I get the error message "too few
quotes" in all my attempts. Can anyone please help me with this?

Thank you,
Pinaki

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