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David Kantor <dkantor@jhu.edu> |

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Re: st: RE: reading numbes with trailing minus sign |

Date |
Wed, 23 Feb 2005 12:22:04 -0500 |

Nick,

Thanks very much. That's roughly what I was doing, except I had forgotten about the

substr(y,-1,1) construct.

-- David

At 05:03 PM 2/23/2005 +0000, Nick Cox wrote:

I would read this in as a string and then replace y = substr(y,-1,1) + substr(y,1,length(y)-1) if substr(y,-1,1) == "-" destring y, replace Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk David Kantor > Suppose I have raw data where minus signs are in a trailing > position. Thus, > for example, instead of > -12, you have > 12- [...]

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