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From   "Terra Curtis" <terra.curtis@cambridgefinance.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Re: breaking strings
Date   Thu, 29 Sep 2005 10:59:52 -0400

Thanks, split seems to do the job.  However now I have some special cases to
deal with.  Say I have a company name like: 
Medical Research, Inc.  

I want to split this into 
Medical 
Research 
Inc
So that the "," and the "." are dropped.  I've tried combining -split- with
the -ignore- option, but it doesn't seem to be doing anything as the comma
and period remain in the split variables.  Anyone know how to take care of
this?

Thanks,
Terra
 

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Michael Blasnik
Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2005 5:16 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: Re: breaking strings

help split

----- Original Message -----
From: "Terra Curtis" <terra.curtis@cambridgefinance.com>
To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2005 5:08 PM
Subject: st: breaking strings


> Dear Statalist,
>
> I am trying to find a string function (or equivalent series of code lines)
> to accomplish the following.  I have a string variable which contains
> various company names, eli lilly & co, for example.  I want to break this
> string into 4 separate data points, namely eli, lilly, &, co.  The 
> delimeter
> is a space.  Anyone know how to do this?
>
> Thanks,
> Terra
>
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