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st: RE: String Manipulation Question
You have the correct idea on trimming: just
I am not clear why you want explicit double
quotes as part of the string, but you
can do it this way.
gen make2 = `"""' + make + `"""'
That is, in each case, you need
a delimiter that is `"
the character itself, "
a delimiter that is "'
The single quotes are left single
quote and right single quote.
Compound double quotes are discussed
at [U] 18.3.5.
This also works:
gen make3 = char(34) + make + char(34)
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> Alan Neustadtl
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> Subject: st: String Manipulation Question
> Okay, I'm stumped after searching through the manuals. I have a
> string variable that has the name of a group. For example, "Stata
> Users Group" (stored without the quotes).
> I want to create a new variable that 1) trims the string, 2) adds " as
> a prefix, and 3) adds" as a suffix.
> In other programs you could do something like this:
> generate newname='"'+trim(name)+'"'
> That is, enclose the double quotes in single quotes.
> Can anyone direct me to the relevant portions of the manuals
> or know the answer?
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