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st: Re: generate a string variable holding a double quote?
You can also look up " in an ASCII table and then use
. gen quote = char(34)
--- Seb Buechte <email@example.com> wrote:
> Yes it is:
> gen quote=`"""'
> should work.
> unfortunately I do not know the english words for the leading and
> ending character in that sequence meaning ` and ' . Using these
> solves the issue.
> 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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