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Re: st: -trim()-ed but cannot -destring()-:- hidden text characters?


From   Ronán Conroy <rconroy@rcsi.ie>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: -trim()-ed but cannot -destring()-:- hidden text characters?
Date   Tue, 26 Apr 2005 16:13:26 +0100

Daniel Egan wrote:

Hello list,

I am having a strange problem converting strings into numerical
format. I have a string which by all appearances is just a number.

Daniel's data did indeed contain odd characters which are invisible under normal circumstances. A good text editor will show them and allow you to zap them. Actually, any text editor will do this; a good text editor will do it free.

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Ronan M Conroy (rconroy@rcsi.ie) Senior Lecturer in Biostatistics Royal College of Surgeons Dublin 2, Ireland +353 1 402 2431 (fax 2764) -------------------- Just say no to drug reps http://www.nofreelunch.org/

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