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Re: st: -trim()-ed but cannot -destring()-:- hidden text characters?
Thanks to Ronan, Roger, and Dan Blanchette (offlist) for assistance
with this. In the end a text editor was used to erase the hidden
characters, and Dan Blanchette wrote a nifty little program (specific
to my dataset?) which evicted the unwanted characters.
As a final note for clarity's sake, I did in fact -list-, -browse-,
and even -charlist- the string variables. -charlist- did not return
any non-numeric elements, thus -destring, ignore()- was impotent. As
far as I know therefore, the only means to detect these characters is
with a text editor.
If I am incorrect, please let me know.
On 4/26/05, Ronán Conroy <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 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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