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Re: st: destring with embedded blanks


From   "Neil Shephard" <mdeasnds@fs1.ser.man.ac.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: destring with embedded blanks
Date   Thu, 03 Mar 2005 14:20:24 +0100

> Dear list members,
> Could someone help me with converting string variables
> with embedded  blanks.
> 
>  Let say I have:
>  ID
>  1 02 16
>  1121 16
> 
>  Where ID is a string variable and I want to convert
>  it  in numeric.  How do I proceed?

Perhaps something like the following....

gen new_id = real(subinstr(ID, " ","", . )

HTH's

Neil
Neil Shephard
Genetics Statistician
ARC Epidemiology Unit, University of Manchester
neil.shephard@man.ac.uk
neil.shephard@mindless.com

"If your result needs a statistician then you should design a better experiment" - 
Ernest Rutherford

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