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


From   David Kantor <dkantor@jhu.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   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-
[...]
David Kantor
Institute for Policy Studies
Johns Hopkins University
dkantor@jhu.edu
410-516-5404
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