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RE: st: RE: RE: RE: Removing trailing letter from string


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: RE: RE: RE: Removing trailing letter from string
Date   Fri, 25 Feb 2005 16:38:52 -0000

I had in mind an automated check for valid 
postcodes. Many (but not I think all) 
British postcodes have the form 

<letters><number(s)><space><number><letters>

Outside Stata many list members will 
know ways of specifying valid forms, 
for example through some regular expression 
syntax. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Seb Buechte
 
> what do you exactly mean. Checking for the validity in terms of  a
> code fullfilling the requirements of a certain nations postcodes e.g.
> German postcodes contain only 5 digits. Or do you mean checking wether
> a specific code does not only look like a postcode but is also a real
> one?

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