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st: Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2005 13:22:23 -0400


From   "Terra Curtis" <terra.curtis@cambridgefinance.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2005 13:22:23 -0400
Date   Wed, 19 Oct 2005 13:22:35 -0400 (EDT)

 I am tring to use a combination of string functions to perform the
following.  I have a variable called drug which includes, for example,
something like "drugname" and "drugname capsules" and "drugname inhaler",
etc.  I want to set a dummy variable equal to 1 when drug=="drugname" or any
part of the string drug =="drugname."  I think -regexm- might be on the
right track, but I'm not sure exactly what is meant by a 'regular
expression.'  Suggestions?

Thanks,
Terra

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