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Re: st: ` ' syntax


From   Nick Winter <nw53@cornell.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   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

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