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


From   Friedrich Huebler <huebler@rocketmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Re: generate a string variable holding a double quote?
Date   Thu, 19 May 2005 09:04:17 -0700 (PDT)

You can also look up " in an ASCII table and then use

. gen quote = char(34)

Friedrich Huebler

--- Seb Buechte <sfbuechte@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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