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st: RE: Triming labels.


From   "David Harrison" <David@icnarc.org>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Triming labels.
Date   Fri, 12 Nov 2004 16:20:39 -0000

-trim()- only removes leading and trailing blanks. To remove embedded blanks you will need to use something like -subinstr()-.

Are you talking about variable labels or value labels? If variable labels, then something along the lines of

foreach v of varlist _all {
	label var `v' "`=subinstr("`: var lab `v''"," ","",.)'"
}

should remove all embedded blanks from all variable labels (which may be a little overkill!) - to limit to certain variables change the -_all- to the varlist you want changed.

Something along similar lines ought to work for value labels.

David
david@icnarc.org

-----Original Message-----
From: adiallo5@worldbank.org [mailto:adiallo5@worldbank.org]
Sent: 12 November 2004 16:10
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: Triming labels.


Hi,

How to remove blanks in labels (for example : "Region\ South" to
"Region\South")?
I am trying trim but it is not working.
Best regards.
Amadou.

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