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st: editing words within a string variable

From   Michael McCulloch <>
To   Statalist <>
Subject   st: editing words within a string variable
Date   Sat, 26 Feb 2005 17:41:52 -0800

Greetings Stata list members,
I have been unsuccessful searching the archives for commands (which will not require programming) that will do the following:

1. Edit words within a string variable that contains several words
2. Display this string variable with each word abbreviated to one or two letters.

Can anyone suggest a method?

Best wishes,


Michael McCulloch, LAc, MPH
Pine Street Clinic
124 Pine Street, San Anselmo, CA 94960-2674
tel 415.407.1357
fax 415.485.1065

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