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RE: st: Reading the letters in a name up to a particularcharacter in Stata 8.2
-split- here offers one road, but I think a better
solution is something like
> There are many ways to do this, but I find .split() to be a
> very useful command.
> apologies if this has been posted before and I missed it. I
> have a string
> variable which is the name of companies (fictitious example follows):
> XYZ, International
> ABCDE, National
> DFTRER, Exports
> I want to keep only the first part of the company name (e.g.
> keep XYZ ABCDE
> DFTRER, etc). The obvious solution is to ask Stata to read
> the letters and
> chop off anything from the character "," onwards, but am not
> very sure which
> command to use in Stata 8.2 to be able to do that.
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