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Nick Winter <nw53@cornell.edu> |

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Re: st: ` ' syntax |

Date |
Thu, 29 Sep 2005 15:00:55 -0400 |

I don't think that local macros are actually relevant.

How about something like this:

. replace match = match + ", 5" if ...

In the context of a string variable, the "+" operator means concatenation, not addition.

Nick Winter

At 02:54 PM 9/29/2005, you wrote:

________________________________________________________Dear Statalist, Does anyone know if there is a similar syntax to `x' for string variables? I have a string variable which might have contents like: 1, 2, 3, 4 I want to replace this string, under certain conditions, with something like: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 i.e. I want to keep the string and append ", 5", for example, to the end. What I have written is this, but I realized the `myvar' notation only makes sense when myvar is numeric. replace match="`match', `y'" if ... Where y is numeric. Again, ideas? Thanks so much. Terra * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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**References**:**st: ` ' syntax***From:*"Terra Curtis" <terra.curtis@cambridgefinance.com>

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