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Re: st: macro string extraction


From   Robert Duval <rduval@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: macro string extraction
Date   Mon, 5 Sep 2005 19:46:50 -0400

Thanks Jamie and Svend, it worked.
rob

On 9/4/05, Svend Juul <SJ@soci.au.dk> wrote:
> Robert wants the extract a character from a string:
> ---
> "More specifically, suppose i have a string "hey". I want the local
> macro `first' to contain the string "h"."
> ---
> It can be done like this:
> 
>     . local first = substr("hey",1,1)
>     . display "`first'"
>     h
> 
> Hope this helps.
> Svend
> 
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