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Re: st: generate a string variable holding a double quote?


From   Seb Buechte <sfbuechte@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: generate a string variable holding a double quote?
Date   Thu, 19 May 2005 17:59:11 +0200

Yes it is:

gen quote=`"""'

should work.

unfortunately I do not know the english words for the leading and the
ending character in that sequence meaning `  and ' . Using these
solves the issue.

sebastian

On 5/19/05, Sherman, Richard <RSherman@fsw.leidenuniv.nl> wrote:
> Dear Statalist,
> 
> Is it possible to create a string variable containing only the character
> " ?  Stata 8 won't let me do so with the command
> 
> gen quote = """
> 
> or in the data editor.
> 
> This would be convenient for, e.g, labeling variables with the values of
> another variable.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Richard Sherman
> Department of Political Science, Leiden University
> Leiden, Netherlands
> http://homepage.mac.com/richard.sherman/
> 
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