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st: generate a string variable holding a double quote?


From   "Sherman, Richard" <RSherman@fsw.leidenuniv.nl>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: generate a string variable holding a double quote?
Date   Thu, 19 May 2005 17:25:27 +0200

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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