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st: RE: Stata Journal and piece of string variables


From   "Scott Merryman" <smerryman@kc.rr.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Stata Journal and piece of string variables
Date   Sat, 20 Nov 2004 05:38:37 -0600

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-
> statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of TEWODAJ MOGUES
> Sent: Saturday, November 20, 2004 1:43 AM
> To: Stata _
> Subject: st: Stata Journal and piece of string variables
> 
> Another question (I don't find lots of info on the search regarding
> string variables): Is there a way for me to refer to a piece of string
> var? Say there is a string var called -automob- with values redcar and
> bluecar. Suppose I want to do something like
> drop if automob == " * car"
> thus gettingn rid of rows where the values are redcar or bluecar
> CLearly this syntax doesn't work, but is there a way to do something in
> this spirit without too complicated splitting-up of variables?
> 
> Thanks,
> Tewodaj

drop if substr(automob, -3 ,3) == "car"

Scott


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